IT was a magical moment for Success Academy as they received an unforgettable Christmas treat from their principal last week.
The school, is situated in the impoverished community of Hatcliffe Extention and students and staff expressed joy when they held their first-ever Christmas party which was hosted by their Headmaster, Layton Marisa.
More than 800 students were treated to food and entertainment.
The highlight of the day was when all the children were given Christmas presents which were donated by Miracle Missions.
Marisa said the aim of the event was to give back to the less privileged children as most of them are from child-headed families and do not have anything to look forward to on Christmas Day.
“Christmas is a season of generosity, joy, family reunions and feasting, but these kids do not have families or gifts to look forward to,” said Marisa.
Tanaka Nzira a student at the school could not hide her joy for the gift she received and she appreciated the gesture by the school head.
“For some this is our first ever Christmas party that we have attended and the day will always be cherished.
“I do appreciate the gesture by our principal in making sure we get to celebrate Christmas in a special way,” said Tanaka.
Success Academy was established with the aim of educating less privileged children. Next year Marisa will introduce a
free night school for single mothers and women who did not have the opportunity to finish their education due to early marriages and financial constraints, among other reasons.