I am for the first time at our PATRIZIA Orphanage Grabouw, South Africa. To meet the 13 children and our partners from the Thembalitsa Foundation is overwhelming. I have found the children so happy, really loved by their house mums (officially „child and youth care worker“). And the site, which is a former six hectares farm, gives them huge space to play around, go for a walk or just relax in the lounge area.
All the children were interested, who I am and where I come from. They all wanted to get to know to me, to lead me around, to play with me and most important, to make photos with my camera. The house mums, who are working in twelve hour shifts, enjoyed this seldom moment of calmness, with the children gathering around myself. The easiness and patience, the house mums are doing their vocation is just admirable. After several hours, I was seriously in the need of a break, so I went for some sports into the hills. It is spring in South Africa and the beautiful landscape surrounding the orphanage is amazing.
One highlight of today was the flying camera. Flying with the drone over the PATRIZIA KinderHouse did not only provide a lot of fun to the children, but also beautiful pictures and a short video, you are invited to see on facebook