A child is walking down the red dirt road, away from the school, with tears rolling down their cheeks. "Why are you crying?" the lady asks. "I got sent home from school because I don't have a pencil" the child replies.
Due to the large amount of donations made in March 2014, we were able to bless more than one school.
|Donations at the end of our 'Art Supplies for Africa' event|
|Melissa and I at Nakyessa Day and Boarding School with the pencil cases|
|The Canadian teaching team with one of the classes.|
|Teaching the primary teachers how to use the various activities (crafts, letter ID games, manipulatives, etc.) we created for them to encourage creativity in their classrooms|
"I learnt many things from you the time we spent together at Nakyessa school, creativity was the major lesson both to the teachers and the kids. And by Friday I had realised that despite what our children in village set up are facing they can become important people in this nation if loved and cared for."
This is what your donations did. They helped these children realize they can become important people in their nation.
We moved north to Soroti, and visited a school in Ongutoi. We were able to give each of the 700 students a pencil and do a craft with them. We made hearts with stickers as a reminder to them that people in Canada love them and are thinking of them.
Thank you does not seem enough to say to all of you who travelled to our school to see our classrooms and donate to the children of Uganda.
But it is all I can say, so, THANK YOU on behalf of the beautiful children of Uganda.