July 14, 2011 Awassa, Ethiopia. The Children’s Center just grew by 29 kids! Recently the Ethiopian government shut down a number of orphanages which they deemed unfit, displacing a large number of children. The Ethiopian government approached the Children’s Center and asked us to accept nearly 30 more children; we felt that it was a moral imperative to agree. “We are pleased to bring these kids on board.” said Paul Chadha, President of the Awassa Children’s Project. “These children are the future of Ethiopia, it is critical that they receive the more than just food and shelter, but kind attention, dignity, respect and love; our Center is poised to provide them with that.” The photos below were taken soon after their arrival. Click here to see a “roll” of the new kids as photographed by Kyle LaMere.
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