...snippets from my experience of life in Bosnia and Herzegovina and beyond...
Sunday, December 22, 2013
Yesterday we had our annual Children's Christmas party. Most of the children are in our sponsorship project (and their siblings), and we also include other children dear to us! Here we all are at the beginning of the program:
The first song was led by a special band. My colleague, Rami, has been teaching two of the sponsorship kids how to play instruments: Bojan on the drums (and he is really good!)
And Bojana on the bass - below left, with one of Rami's daughters - Claudia - on the guitar.
Then it was our turn to lead the next two songs: And we are as Ljilja called us "an international band" as Henri (on drums), his wife, Suvi (on piano) and Rami (on bass guitar) are all from Finland, and, of course, me on guitar from South Africa!
Then it was the turn of our youth to act out the Christmas play: which they did really well. And well done to Rami and his wife, Katja-Maaria, for the staging: for instance: the fire actually flickers - Rami did an amazing job with the sets, and Katja-Maaria with the costumes and props!
Here is the whole team: from Prijedor and Banja Luka (and they did the same play in Prijedor and Sanski Most for their Christmas parties!) Well done everyone! (I love Maria's nail polish!)
Then it was time to hand out the packages: Here is Ljilja with Bojana, one of our sponsorship children and her little sister.
And all of the children showing off their packages!!
It really was a great program, and I think everyone enjoyed it!