Mary Taylor dressed in traditional Ugandan clothing presenting the new backpacks to our kids.
As the school year starts, we have a lot to be grateful for. For our health and friendship as we start a new term full of challenges and new learning. We also just want to say a big thank you to Mary Taylor for her generous donation to our kids with backpacks and other gear to kick start the school year. We are sure these will really be treasured.
We know that "back to school" time is big in our country and kids of all ages are excited to go back with their new books and new gear but how often do our kids get to enjoy that? Now they too can be proud going back to school - not only have they done well to pass and achieve getting to the next grade, but they can be proud of their new gear, wearing their new backpacks, as they walk back through those school gates for the first time in 2013. Of course we know it isn't the clothes or the new gear that counts in the end, but this gift is more than that. It is a gift to say to these kids that they are worth it and they are special. And that is important.
Girls playing with their new basket ball.
We have another thank you to make, especially on behalf of our fantastic soccer coach Lameck. For some time he has been aware of the state of our soccer gear but we had not found sponsors that could support the team. However, the Leland Comets, through Mary Taylor (her local school), have donated new balls and even frisbees to be used by our kids. How awesome is that!? We know they will get such great use out of them, and Lameck is so happy. However, when you have to play every game on a bare rocky "field" as our kids do, your sports gear can quickly wear out. If anyone is keen to donate sports gear/balls/or money to our Suncity Soccer team, or to the Kids First group to use, we really want to hear from you!
Our final exciting news, as a follow up on something that was written in the 2012 annual report, is that Joshua is now the proud owner of a brand new laptop! Now we can't wait to get more photos and more frequent updates on our kids and we know it will make life a lot easier for our brother Joshua.
Thanks everyone, and remember - if you want to contribute in any way, please just get in contact. We have our details in the contact menu, and we are on facebook.
Here at Kids First we all have something to say, so this blog will be updated by members of our team as our work progresses to keep all of you in the loop!