Baby Rose was rescued into the care of Footprints when her mother Ruth, at the young age of 16  was forced to escape her unimaginable home life.


Playtime at Footprints

Picture a Christmas morning; a birthday, or just a moment of indulgence when buying a toy to play with for children in the UK… For most, not all, it would consist of brightly coloured plastic toys in all shapes and sizes. A yellow plastic tea-pot, An 'authentic' BBQ, a Barbie doll in her glad-rags and the like. But what is play and why does it matt...
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Rose Joins Footprints

Baby Rose was rescued into the care of Footprints when her mother Ruth, at the young age of 16 was forced to escape her unimaginable home life. African Tribal cultures are in many ways to be respected but sometimes their traditional practices are acts of child abuse and neglect. Ruth of the Massai tribe had already had her father arrange an early m...
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Wow, Rose is now one. Look at her finding her feet, walking everywhere, waving and chattering. She understands everything. Where has the last year gone - doesn't time fly! 

Rose Celebrates Her 1st Birthday

Rose shared her birthday party with Hassan. Uncle Rogers made one of his famous cakes. The usual traditions took place, with the family singing happy birthday, the cake being cut and the the birthday girl and boy feeding the most important people to them a piece of cake. This is a touching tradition that everyone enjoys. A slice of cake is a specia...
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Rose Meets Her Grandma

After nearly a year of uncertainty Rose and Ruth were reunited with their family, Rose's grandmother proudly holding her here. It took a lot of courage for the Massai lady to come to see her chilldren. The connection has now been made and Footprints will work hard to keep this bond alive. What a wonderful development in this family's life.

Rose At Christmas

Rose is now growing quickly. At Christmas, her mum, Ruth came to spend some time with her. As you can see they are very happy together. Aunty Grace is still around taking care of Rose the rest of the time. 


Baby Rose is loved by everyone. Aunty Mary and Aunty Grace look after her and she loves them both. Her face lights up when they talk to her. All of the children clammer to snuggle her and she giggles away happily. Over the long school break, in November and December, her mum Ruth is coming to stay at Footprints to be with Rose - what a special time...
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