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Sunday, 17 October 2010


On 14th August, 9 volunteers, 7 from Northern Ireland and 2 from London, set off for Bekoji in Ethiopia, 9 hours east of Addis Ababa to visit the Kids Alive school in the town.

Many sports were played including rounders, football and ultimate frisbee. A game which was definitely new to Ethiopia was one which came to be known as 'Extreme Ball'. This involved a large exercise ball, very few rules and around 20 children in each team!

On the final day, the children took part in a sports day finale which was a great success. After they had all eaten lunch they were presented with gifts from the Kids Alive team. The gifts were schoolbags full of goodies like pens, pencils, juice, biscuits and even a wind-up torch each! Each child also received a t-shirt or football top donated by KitAid which many of them were incredibly excited about! There were even enough kits to donate a set to the headmaster of the school to use as an official team kit.

Chris handing over kit to the Head Teacher

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