Good Turn with a Smile
With the Africa Scout Day activities, Scouts to the International Scout Camp extended their “Good Turn” or community service to “Jairos Jiri Centre for Disabled” in Sathatun, Harare. All Scouts converged with a lot of excitement and ready to serve children with special needs who live in this special home and school.
Upon arrival at the orphanage, Scouts split into small groups in order to help with various manual work, including:
- Cleaning of the compound by slashing grass
- Gardening to remove weed in the vegetable garden
- Cleaning of the windows, floors in the dormitory and dinning areas of the facilities.
After they finished the cleaning work, Scouts assembled with the children and staff of the institution for some time of fun together. Through games, songs, and dances with the children the “Scouting spirit” was evident as one would see the joy and smile on the beautiful little faces. This was one of he best moments to see the excitement and positive energy among Staff of the institution and the Children with the Scouts.
In her vote of thanks, the head of the Orphanage asked the Scouts in Zimbabwe to come back and see how more they can work together.
The “Jairos Jiri Centre for Disabled” was founded in the 1980’s with the sole purpose of providing providing basic needs for this children who are generally abandoned by their parents/relative and the public. They provide shelter, education and health support for the 210 children currently in the orphanage.
As they left, Scouts from each country gave a special “Scout Yell” to celebrate the teachers, nurses and all other other staff who are more serving their call, not just a job in this special centre.