Quilts Received at Shaping Destiny Orphanage in Cameroon

We just got pictures of the children at Shaping Destiny Orphanage in Cameroon, Africa receiving their quilts.  This orphanage is sponsored by Orphans 360.  You can get an idea about the orphanage from the Orphans 360 website or from this youtube video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_uV3KFbN5c&feature=related

Here is a picture of the beds in the orphanage.  You can’t see it, but this is a bunk bed and 4 children sleep on the bottom bunk and 4 on the top bunk.  You will see in some of the pictures that there are 2 children with one quilt, and one where there are 2 pictures with different children but the same quilt.

Those children share a bed and will be sharing the quilt since we weren’t able to get enough quilts for all the children in just one trip.  Dr. Kenneth Acha who was born and raised in Cameroon and who is the founder of Shaping Destiny Orphanage hand carried as many quilts as he could in his personal luggage on the trip he just made to the orphanage.  He wanted me to let you all know that the children are very grateful for the quilts.

The children look very happy with their quilts.  You will see a lot of older boys (don’t mistake the short hair as them all being boys) in the pictures which is an age group that is often overlooked as needing help.  I’m glad that we were able to help since they are experiencing their cold season in Cameroon right now.  I hope you see a quilt that you recognize as having a part in its making either as the piecer or quilter.  But, even if  you don’t, please enjoy the bright smiles on the children’s faces and know that you were part of putting it there.    Thank you to all of you and to Dr. Acha for bringing warmth and comfort to these children.

Carolyn

 

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6 Responses to “Quilts Received at Shaping Destiny Orphanage in Cameroon”

  1. MY FIRST VISIT TO CAMEROON | Orphans 360 Says:

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  2. Lisa Yarost Says:

    These are wonderful photos! I love seeing these beautiful smiling faces. I have a silly question. One of the quilts features a lovely horse print. This made me wonder: are there horses in Camaroon? Just idle curiosity…

  3. quiltsbeyondborders Says:

    Yes, there are horses in Cameroon. Here is a picture of one.
    http://globalhorseculture.typepad.com/global_horse_culture/2008/01/sunshine-in-a-s.html
    Carolyn

  4. Lisa Yarost Says:

    Thank you!
    I have two of your quilt tops on the machine right now. Will contact you when they are finished. 🙂

    Lisa

  5. quiltsbeyondborders Says:

    Thanks, Lisa! We’ll look forward to seeing them!

    Regards,
    Carla

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