Treasure House ~ My Final Weeks ~ School Holidays & Excursions

Bula Gang,

I can’t believe I only have 2 weeks left at the Treasure House and in Fiji! The time has gone so quickly and the older girls have been asking me to stay over Christmas, trying to explain visa restraints to 8-12 year olds is difficult.

We had 3 American couples come to visit one afternoon, they were guest speakers from a church group which had a function in Suva. The Director brought them to Treasure House as they were interested to meet the children. The kids introduced themselves and then sang a few songs in Fijian, it was lovely. One lady was so overwhelmed it brought her to tears, she hadn’t been to an orphanage before and asked herself or god, why? … Why indeed, children are innocents so why do some of them endure more pain and suffering from birth than others do in their entire life? At least the Treasure House provides a safe and happy environment for these children until they’re adopted, fostered or able to look after themselves independently, once they’ve completely all their schooling.

We had a Fun Day with other orphanages in the area, lots of games, yummy foods and music. The kids had a great day, there was sack races, musical chairs and running races. The kids also enjoyed playing with the other children. Some of them are related as well, one of our girls has a sister in another orphanage, unfortunately due to space issues at the time, they weren’t able to be sent to the same one. Some of the older girls just wanted to walk around in groups or sit together and not participate, reminded me of high school at sports carnivals haha. There was a freak out moment when one of the Administrators ran up to me asking if I could run to the school as 3 girls have walked off unattended. I thought they’d made a run for it but turned out they just went to the bathroom and were happy to return to the oval. Really happy I could be around for this day, it was great to see everyone happy and enjoying while on school holidays.

The next 2 days the weather wasn’t good, very windy and raining spells. This means the children can only do inside activities and there just isn’t really the room for it while all the kids are home during the holidays. So we were busy trying to keep them entertained, it was hard with the toddlers and their 2 min attention spans. Gloria just wants to do her own thing, she’s an independent little 2 year old! She can sometimes be a pleasure to look after and her communication is amazing, so advanced… but when she doesn’t want to follow the group and wants to be with the older girls, she’s can be a little madam… Although, I must say I’m proud of her being so well developed in an environment where most children are performing below their age. She’s also completely toilet trained and lets me know when she needs go 🙂 yaymigae

Sritty has recently started to cry when I leave for my lunch break or leave in the afternoons, she calls my name and I can usually hear her from the gate. I’ve been trying to leave more discreetly to avoid any upsets.

It is impossible to not get attached to these gorgeous kids.

Vinaka vakalevu,

Loloma Levu xx

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7 thoughts on “Treasure House ~ My Final Weeks ~ School Holidays & Excursions

  1. Philip Harvey says:

    Hi Sweetie Poos, you’re time in Fiji is quickly running out. It will be tough to say goodbye. Sad that the siblings are separated. I’d thought they would do everything to keep them together. I hope they have regular contact. Great to hear the excitement over Christmas is building & everyone having so much fun. Look forward to the next blog. See you soon.

    Love Daddy Poos xoxo

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    • Hi Daddy Poos, they try their best to keep siblings together but sometimes it’s just not possible. At the Treasure House we have 2 twin sisters, 3 other sisters and 2 half sisters. Next 2 blogs will be really fun!
      See you soon. Love u xox

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  2. Tammy says:

    My lover, what an amazing experience you have had and such a priviledge to be apart of these kids life. Im sure you have bought them lots of smiles. Cannot wait to see you at Christmas.

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  3. Phil Harvey says:

    A wonderful experience for you Alice & something that will live on in your memory forever. The children sound wonderful & have made such an indelible mark in your heart. I look forward to visiting Treasure House too one day. Looking forward to seeing all the photos. Love Daady Cool xoxo🌅

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