Backpack, school supplies and school uniforms
On two separate occasions, 160 students received a backpack and school supplies i.e. jotters, pencils, pens, rulers, erasers, pencil sharpeners, lollipops, balloons and soap. Most children cannot afford soap and with jigger’s disease - caused by walking barefoot in mud - it is important to keep their feet as clean as possible.
For many of the children, it was their very first schoolbag, and it was palpable the pride each child felt owning their very own school bag and uniform with many remarking “I feel as though I’m going to a proper school”.