More than five hundred children came from across Sanda Magbolontor - one of the most disadvantaged chiefdoms in Sierra Leone - to enjoy their first ever Christmas Party, gathering in chiefdom capital, Sendugu, for Hope's first Christmas Party of the season bringing some Christmas cheer to kids, the centre of attention for the day!
COOKING UP A STORM
Aunty Hawa and Army come all the way from Freetown and Hopes' Sweety-Sweet cookery to make sure everything runs smoothly and first thing, Mama Mayila, Aunties Zainab, Mary and Kay and helpers from Makelekos and Sendugu make an early start cooking up one hundred kilo of rice, peeling onions, okra, pepper and preping enough chicken for the multitude gathering and chicken is such a rare treat particularly for kids, who lucky if they get just the wing tips and gizzards, will enjoy a whole piece to themsleves!
BALLOONS AT THE READY
The rest of the Hope team arrive and Uncle Sol makes a welcome return, today in charge of the balloon blowing and banner band busy bedecking Sendgu Primary School in readiness for the very first Christmas Party Sanda Magbolontor's seen.