Saturday, 6 October 2012
6th October 2012
A young girl came in this morning and climbed on to my knee and hugs me incredibly tight. She has Down's Syndrome and her mother, brothers and sisters beat her at home. The way she clings to me and the affection she shows is deeply touching and it is appalling to think of the way she is treated at home. Her skin is so dry and cracked and I massage cream in to her hands and sit her down and give her a facial. I honestly think it is the most attention and care she has ever had. She kisses me gently on the cheek. I wrap a beautiful scarf around her head and she looks quite transformed.
Now back to Kabul, where the Level 1 coaching camp we are organising has started and 22 young Afghans are training to be cricket coaches.