The orphans and impoverished students of Rishama International look very forward to Christmas! There are carol services celebrating Christ's birth. A party is held, the highlight of which is sharing a festive meal of rice and roasted beef from a slaughtered cow. Children with families are given a small bag of beef to share with their families, who seldom get meat to eat. Funds from the Christmas blessing drive will be used toward purchasing the beef cow and other food for the party. As funds allow, Christmas bonuses are also given to all of the very hard-working staff and teachers.