Have you made a resolution to get off the couch and spend more time exercising in these post-holiday weeks, perhaps aiming to work off a few pumpkin-pie-induced pounds?
The girls at St Bakhita commit to exercising, too. For them, however, it’s never about shedding extra pounds. Rather, what weighs on them is stress. Many have lived through war, witnessed (or experienced) violence, fled their villages multiple times for safety, known the pain of severe hunger, suffered the loss of family members,
And beneath all that trauma, they bear the constant anxiety of never knowing when their relatives might show up to pull them out of school for early marriage.
So, it’s no small thing that the 702 girls you support at St Bakhita school can stretch and race and play and laugh. They can forget their worries for a while. They can enjoy being children!