Countless happy smiles

The pre-school center in Namibe is for children from 1 – 5 years of age.
We were welcomed by the headmaster and invited to visit the classrooms and saw the dormitories, where the little ones get to sleep and rest twice a day. The pre-school is open from 7:30 – 17:30 on week days.

Girl with pretty braids in her hair - by Lisa Spitzhuetl
Girl with pretty braids in her hair – by Lisa Spitzhuetl

The children spontaneously performed songs and dances and were excited and shy at the same time to have so many foreign visitors at their school.

Pre-school kids, happy and excited to meet so many foreign guests- by Max Lauterbach
Pre-school kids, happy and excited to meet so many foreign guests- by Max Lauterbach

At the end of our visit we surprised the kids with a big bag full of gifts, including many soft toys, finger puppets and kipping ropes. The big smile on their faces was unforgettable and worth carrying the bag around with us for the last days.

Lisa giving a soft toy to one of the pre-school girls - by Gerald Folly
Lisa giving a soft toy to one of the pre-school girls – by Gerald Folly
Pedro hading out more soft toys to the children - by Gerald Folly
Pedro handing out more soft toys to the children – by Gerald Folly
Juli having a good time! by Lisa Spitzhuetl
Juli having a good time! by Lisa Spitzhuetl
 A rare photo of Gerald our IWitness photographer with the pre-school children by - Anna Wilhelm (UNICEF Austria)
A rare photo of Gerald our IWitness photographer with the pre-school children by – Anna Wilhelm (UNICEF Austria)

After this fun visit we had to head back to Lubango, a two hour drive to catch our flight back to Luanda, where we went to visit the last school from the IWitness trip. Luckily we had enough time to stop twice for group photos with our friends from UNICEF Angola.

Group selfie with our friends from UNICEF Angola - By Geral Folly
Group selfie with our friends from UNICEF Angola – By Geral Folly
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