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    Uniforms can make a huge difference

    Day 189

    Jumping for Jerseys!

    You might remember the first time you put on a new jersey or sports uniform… You probably felt pretty cool, like you were somehow more skilled or powerful than you were before – like you and your team were ready for the toughest opponent. And that’s exactly why the students and teachers at Kabazana were so excited to see us today. And why shouldn’t they be – they’ve been waiting for this for quite a while.

    Back in April, we talked with teacher Moses and others at Kabazana Primary School in Nakivale Settlement. Moses let us know that one of the big things they needed for their students was sports equipment. The favorite sports at Kabazana are futbol, volleyball and netball – but the kids didn’t have the gear to play safely or properly.

    So we helped make a video with Moses to tell people about Kabazana, and Moses and his team ran in the World Refugee Day 5k in support of their school.

    On Day 189, we were able to deliver the jerseys, shoes and balls the students needed. “This will bring them together,” said Moses. “Having matching jerseys for all of our teams will make the kids feel special and proud.”

    Shoes will make a big difference, too. The fields where the kids play are uneven and rough in spots – so having protection will prevent some of the injuries that happen at Kabazana. And being properly outfitted means they can play against other school teams in Nakivale Settlement.

    Special thanks to Sean O’Brien, Brady Combs, Carol Jordan, Barbara Forster, and the Bertocchini Family for sponsoring the Kabazana athletes and getting them the equipment they need to play properly and safely.

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