At GAP Talent, we believe in giving back through our #GAPGivesBack programme and we’re proud to support several crucial community-based initiatives in partnership with our clients. One such initiative is “Adopt-A-Crib” at the Door Of Hope Children’s Mission in Johannesburg, South Africa, where our sponsored babies continue to grow and develop.
Although many children at The Door Of Hope Children’s Mission in Johannesburg are still too young to fully understand the true meaning of Christmas, the home’s team put a great amount of effort into creating many special holiday memories in December. The staff decorated the baby homes with colourful Christmas décor and carols played throughout the day. Reading time was also an opportunity for the children explore Christmas stories and the older children enjoyed tasty treats, including delicious gingerbread houses, and an extra special Christmas lunch.
Baby Boy B enjoyed the sensory activities of creating fun Christmas décor. He was thoroughly taken with the bright colours and interesting textures. Day by day he engages more and more, and he still enjoys sitting in his buggy where he can peruse his surroundings from eye level. He has started a game of staring at his friends with a curious look on his face… and then yelling out to them in delight. He is so sweet.
Sweet was also the word of the season in the toddler section of the home where Baby Girls TT and TM loved all the treats offered to them; devouring gingerbread and Christmas puddings. During outside playtime, both girls continued with their humorous antics of imitating the aunties. Baby Girl TM enjoyed pretending that she was an aunty; walking around with hands on hips and handing out toys to the children as she ‘tried’ her utmost to tell them what to do… or not to do.
Baby Girl TT is turning out to be quite the dancer. One of the aunties taught the children actions to the Christmas songs, and Baby Girl TT surprised everyone with her enthusiasm; learning all the actions and even leading some of the songs. She was smitten with a baby who has special needs, showing her extra kindness and treating her like her very own special doll.
We’re so grateful to our clients for partnering us in support and care of these children; in helping to provide a safe and nurturing environment in which positive, lasting memories can be created; by truly changing their lives.
Until our next update, stay blessed and keep well.
Ian, Tony and the GAP Talent Team