A revealing insight into life for children in Kenya.
In this thought provoking book, the author has given us all the opportunity to discover what life is really like in Kenya for children. The pages are full of wonderful drawing by the children of the Maseno North Sunrise Nursery School in Kenya, which they created for the author, bright photographs, and this wonderful woman has promised them the proceeds from the sale of this book.
Julius, his brother Hezron and their older sister Sarahare orphans, living in the forest, with their grandmother at her farm in Kenya.
When strangers arrive in their village, they discover Julius and the family are suffering from a bug called Jiggers, which crawls under their skin and lay eggs. They are all taken to the mobile clinic and orphan feeding programme for treatment.
They are treated at the clinic, by the kind staff, even though their grandmother has to return home to look after the farm and their sister still attends school, as for her it is a precious gift and she never misses, even if she is ill.
When the boys eventually return to the village, their home has been made safe and the clinic staff carry them back with gifts of foam pads, mosquito nets and food.
Julius realises that if he eats warm food and learns to walk he will be able to go to school too and he tells everyone “When this is over, I will go to school and, I will learn to read.”
A truly inspiring book, showing us all that in this day and age there are still wonderful people out there, with good hearts, who are willing to give their time, expertise and life to make a difference.
Written by Pamela Sisman Bitterman, Editor Lisa Bruhn, Photographers Ian Lesser and Pamela Sisman Bitterman, Cover Design Katie Rogers.
Available from Amazon in paperback http://www.amazon.com/When-This-Over-School-Learn/dp/1480283274/ref=pd_rhf_gw_p_t_1_8WBB