Today, we are returning to Juru Primary School in Nakivale. With nearly 2,000 students, the 26 teachers here have their hands full!
To make good use of their energy, they encourage the students to be active through sports. “The chance to play and be active helps them to break their boredom during the school day and pay better attention to their subjects,” says Edith, a teacher here at Juru.
That’s why Edith had the idea to get more sports equipment for their students. “Our students like to play futbol, volleyball and netball. But, we need more balls and nets for all of the sports.”
Thanks to the ARC community, we were able to get Juru lots of new sports equipment – volleyballs, netballs, a first aid kit, netball jerseys and shoes for the girls netball team!
“We encourage all the students in being active – even the young girls. But, the girls netball team had especially old equipment. We are so happy to have some newer equipment for them,” said Edith.
It’s a small gesture that will go a long way in helping these students be healthy and active. “Wow. The students are so excited to be having these things. Thank you!” exclaimed the Headteacher.
Special thanks to Kelly Kemp, California Closets MN, Scott Nelsen, Sarah Hartman, SweatShop Health Club, The Peters Family and John and Marybess for making it all happen.