Santa came to visit the children of School of Joy who have worked hard this school year despite the challenging conditions caused by the pandemic.

They all received presents so were all on the good list!

Watch his visit:

Earlier, Fr Mamdouh, the founder of School of Joy, recorded a message to us all from an empty Manger Square:

School of Joy is a school for children with special needs located in Beit Sahour. Friends of the Holy Land will fund almost its entire operation this year; other organisations who have provided funds in previous years have been challenged by the crisis to find income. Also, as there have been no tourists this year there have not been any ad hoc donations, which have helped in the past.

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