SHIVAN Jobanputra, who is 15 years, in Grade 10 at the International School of Uganda, gave gifts worth sh1,050,000 to the pupils of Banulule Orphanage School, in Kisugu, Kampala.
She gave the gifts to the headmistress, Vanessa Kibirige, at the school in Kisugu on February 15.
They included Science, Mathematics, English and SST textbooks, dictionaries, atlases, flash cards, paper reams, education posters, pens, rulers and colour pencils. She also gave them boxes of drinking water and juices.
Banulule Orphanage School has 185 pupils.
Shivan got three of her friends, Sahra Broms, Catherine Shinobi and Raymun Panesar to go to Banulule during their holidays, and teach the orphans how to make greeting cards.
They made 58 greeting cards from October 2007 to February 2008.
They made the cards out of barkcloth, collage work, sequins, drawings and paintings.
Shivani said she sold the cards to students, teachers, parents and the non-teaching staff at her school.
â€œI wanted the orphans to discover their artistic talents, enjoy, interact and build close bonds with the local community. I also learnt how to be a team leader,â€ Shivani, a daughter to Kishor Jobanutrua, of Picfare Group of Companies, said.
Student gives to orphans