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Education is Light
30th Jun 2018
Hamisi and Abdalla's grandmother passes on!!!!

Hi! Everyone,

                It is with deep sorrow to inform you of the passing on of the grandmother to Hamisi and Abdalla who passed on last week on Wednesday 2oth June due to high blood pressure while she was on her way to a referral hospital.

As you all know Hamisi and Abdalla who are orphans are sponsored kids in our Mtomondoni sponsorship program and it was the late grandmother who has been taking care of the boys ever since the boys were in kindergarten up to the moment when they are about to complete their secondary school i.e form 4.

The loss of their grandmother is like a double tragedy to the boys as they have lost their parents and now they’ve lost their grandmother.

All in all from me and on behalf of Abdalla,Hamisi,Antoney and the entire family,I want send  many thanks to Gail and Sara as they have been able to send over their personal donation of Kshs.7,500/= to the family who all sent their many thanks to  both Sara and Gail so as to assist in the funeral arrangement. At first the total estimated budget for the funeral was Ksh.50, 000/= which is supposed to cater for things like morgue preservation daily charges, coffin purchase, grave digging cost, transport costs, food expenses, tents and chairs hiring, public address system etc.

Yesterday Thursday 29thj June was the day when the deceased body was taken out of the hospital morgue for a church service in Mtwapa (Mtomondoni), thereafter the deceased was taken to her home for an overnight stay where the mourners had lots of singing waiting for the next morning and start preparing for the funeral. It was until today when the funeral took place. Please see pictures for details of the grandmother final journey.

Finally I want to send and on behalf of and the entire Hamisi and Abdalla   family my many thanks  to Gill and Dave Fletcher for the generosity which they’ve  done to this bereaved family by helping them built a permanent house and with no doubt even though their grandmother is gone but at  least the boys are having a permanent home.

With that I say,bye byer,



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Diary Photos

More pictures on the viewing of the body.

Viewing of the body in session.

Time for the mourners to view the body.

A closer picture of the late grandmother top Hamisi anad Abdalla.

One of the family members reading the late gtrandmother's eulogy.

A picture showng church members singing before having the last sermon.

Catholic father leading in laast prayers for the late grandmother before going to the grave.

Catholic women carrying their late friend Susan to the grave.

A picture showing a section of the mourners who attended the burial ceremony of the late grandmother to Hamisi and Abdalla.

More view of the mourners and villagers who came at the funeral.

Hamisi and Abdalla seen on the right with the rest of the mourners near the grave.

A picture of the mourners including the catholic church women and members of the family few moments before lowering of the coffin into the grave.

Lowering the late gramother coffin into the grave.

Catholic father conducting the burial ceremony.His Church is where the late grandmothe used to go to church.

Antoney (in a green shirt) who is uncle to Hamisi and Abdalla having a word with the Catholic women before putting on the candles.

Catholic Women Association whom the late grandmother to Hamisi was a member, putting on the grave candles.

Abdalla(left) and Hamisi(right) standing beside their grandmother's grave soon after burial at their home in Mtwapa.

A closer view of the Catholic women acrrying tghe late grandmother'd body from the church.

A picture showing some of the mourners who attended the curch service of the late grandmother at a Catholic church in Mtomondoni.

A picture showing the late grandmother being taken into the hearse to her home after the church service.

A wider view inside the Catholic church after a church service on praying for the late granmother.

More pictures after the church service.

The hearse carrying the late grandmother to Hamisi and Abdalla from after a church service.

The late grandmother being taken out of the church after a church service in a Catholic church.

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