A Small Gifts for the Students of Sujata Academy in India
Dry food, such as popped rice and roasted beans, which used to be distributed as snacks to the preschool students at Sujata Academy every Monday, has been kept in storage for over a month due to the COVID-19 lockdowns.
Aware that food is scarce in the villages, JTS felt it could not keep the dry food in storage indefinitely. So, the JTS volunteers decided to distribute the food to the Sujata Academy students who live near the school.
One by one, the students entered the school with big smiles on their faces.
The students came to school looking their best with their hair combed back and wearing clean uniforms. Each student brought a neatly folded sack from home in which to carry the dry food.
The students lined up single file to receive the dry food. They all seemed excited to receive a whole sack of snacks.
The upper grade students who helped distribute the dry food also looked happy.
There was a considerable amount of dry food left even after distributing it to the students from the two villages near the school.
The JTS volunteers hope that the COVID-19 crisis will soon be resolved so that they will be able to distribute the food to the students of 13 villages who live farther away from the school.