The first place where we distributed boxes was at Billou's school, Ecole Tanat. Tanat means "good decision" in Tamasheq.
Boxes being unloaded from the truck.
And here are a few of the kids who were told to sit in their seats but couldn't help but watch what was going on outside.
We started with the youngest of the four classes first. This little girl sang us a song before we began.
It was quite an occasion...all of the kids came to school on Sunday morning so that we wouldn't disrupt classes and all of the parents on the "school board" were there. We each took turns passing out the gifts.
Of course, the children were all very excited to receive their gifts.
Here is a link to my facebook album with all of the pictures from the day: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=66111&id=1248716064&l=781e84bfc5
And here is a link to the Association Tanat: www.associationtanat.fr. It tells a bit about the school and there is also a link to sponsor a child as well.
[Well, I tried to make them links, but apparently it didn't work, so you'll just have to cut and paste the addresses :(]