Each year as the school year winds up and Christmas approaches, the students in Kibaale Community Schools are excited to receive special gifts donated by their Canadian sponsors. These Christmas gifts are a big blessings to the families of the students. Some receive gift baskets (plastic wash basins, actually!) of household goodies like soap, sugar, rice, cooking oil, etc. and others receive goats or other items that help families that are struggling to meet their needs. Next week is the big “distribution week” in Kibaale, but the sponsorship office had already started sending some gifts home this past week. It’s a long trek home from school with a heavy load, but students are happy to help each other.
One family’s “Christmas goat”