Candy has universal appeal and Lwamata is no different. Thanks to Wrigley’s donation, we were able to bring several pounds of Starburst and Skittles with us on our recent visit to Central Uganda and our program’s scholarship recipients.
We handed out the candy at every school we visited – sometimes as rewards for math contests or answering a grammar question correctly.
The kids call candy, “sweets,” and the teachers were as interested as their students in scoring a bit of sweetness.
Wrigley’s vision is to “create simple pleasures to brighten everyone’s day,” and they sure achieved that in Lwamata. Not only did they help us brighten students’ and teachers’ days – they helped us bridge the gap between two worlds that are so different with a simple pleasure.