Health and Education students packed the boxes full of essentials as well as the odd treat and donated £200 to the Samaritan’s Purse appeal.
“All the students were happy to help, but it also reminded them how lucky they are in their own lives,” said Tutor Bev Devlin.
Operation Christmas Child is the world’s largest children’s Christmas project, run by the Christian charity Samaritan’s Purse. It has been sending gift-filled shoeboxes around the world since 1990 and has helped 94 million children.
Last year children and adults from across the UK wrapped, packed and sent nearly 1.1 million shoeboxes to disadvantaged children in Africa, Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
“It is quite a humbling project to be a part of, but also a very happy one because the students know they are making a difference to the lives of children less fortunate than themselves,” said Bev.