We have wrapped / stitched over 1000 presents this year and these were the last few that we gave out to a local Balwadi (Govt pre-primary school). The children are young and a little apprehensive towards new visitors, although they live close to the children we help so they have seen us on occasion.
We have previously given out clothes and other small items. The children all received a small parcel with around 10 small items, the items were extra donations that we had left over after Christmas, small plastic toys, balls, soft toys, stickers, tattoos, chocolates and hair bobbles for the girls and toy cars for the boys.
Thank you to the teacher and helper for their help and the parents who gathered around with even younger babies in their arms hoping for an extra gift.
Last year we stayed temporarily in Mardel near Tivim, and while there we visited the local government school with Christmas presents. They very kindly welcomed us and we thought it would be nice if we visited again this year. The school is small with around 30 children in total.
As we arrived the children remembered and got very excited to see us. As before we were welcomed in and all of the children came into one classroom and sat quietly. We explained we had a few gifts for them to take home and also some footballs that were to be kept at the school to be used during breaks.
The children were so well behaved and sat quietly as we handed out the gifts and lollipops, there were a few extra small items for the teachers; and finally gave out the footballs, one for the girls and one for the boys.
Thank you to the children, teachers and staff for their time and for inviting us for their Annual day.