There's a place where Sister Gertrude
and the nuns work small miracles

In a remote area in Namibia – on the West Coast of Southern Africa – close to the border with Angola, is a primary school called 'Joy to the World', run by Sister Gertrude and two novice nuns from the Good Shepherd order and a few teachers.

Of the 100 children who attend the school, 60 are boarders (some as young as three) because their homes are too far from the school for daily travel. Even the teachers walk 5Kms each day to reach the school. Whilst the climate is mainly hot and dry, during the rainy season shoes have to be removed and trousers rolled up to wade through surrounding low lying water.

Most families can’t afford any school fees, so the school exists on fees from the few that can pay and a small government subsidy. Food comes from a lovingly tended vegetable garden and a farmyard of chickens.

With barely enough to cover basics, there’s absolutely no money for extras like play or sports equipment. 

It may seem frivolous in the circumstances – but oh, for the joy of some items as simple as skipping ropes, soccer balls, bats and balls and – a big dream – a jungle gym.

If you can identify with that joy, please click here right now to make your donation, and with your gift help us put some of the above play and sports items into the lives of these children.

Thank you, and may you feel personal joy in doing so.

 

 

 

 

 



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