It has been said that the ultimate challenge of Christmas giving is to select a gift that is useful, appreciated by the recipient and that lives on beyond Christmas.
So what one gift would you give, that would be useful to hundreds of children, one that they would love and that they would use for months to come?
At Ulster Farmers Primary School, in Western Uganda, the ultimate gift was a sports kit for the school football and netball teams. The school term was coming to end when the gift was delivered but these pupils eagerly tried on the bright red, maroon, yellow and green kits that they will now wear when participating in the sports competitions with other schools.
In their new uniforms, the Ulster football and netball teams can confidently play sport and be sure that more pupils will join their teams, so they too can wear the outfits. A gift that enables the children to play, makes the blessing even bigger!
Edson Taremwa, the Head Teacher, says the school is the envy of its neighbours. “We feel loved and very smart in our new sports outfits and we are very excited about participating in the sports programmes this year”.
‘Wait, wait wait’, Edson calls out at the end of the telephone call to a Fields of Life Staff member, “Could you please tell the donors thank you and may God bless and protect them”.
This Christmas, it wasn’t only the sponsored children at Ulster Farmers School who received a gift, it was also the school sports teams, the school administration, and indeed the entire school. Thank you to the generous donors who made this possible in all the schools with sponsored children in Uganda and Rwanda.
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