Teddy bears rehomed to primary school children in Zambia
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Wood Fen Lodge in Little Downham staged a ‘giant’ teddy bear picnic, inviting children to donate their spare cuddly toys to pupils at the Chita Primary School in Mpika, Zambia.
A total of 59 bears were donated at the picnic – complete with passports, the bears travelled for eight weeks to Zambia to find their new owners.
In a letter, Andrew Bwalya from the Zambia school explained the vision he had: “Our children are taught to read and write, and other good morals.
The Chita Primary School is in dire need of some reading and writing material – so as well as the picnic, Wood Fen held a raffle – raising nearly £200 to help fund new materials.
Andrew added: “Despite the good works done, we face challenges that need to be addressed, teaching materials, stationary, sports attire, teddies, high renting rates and salaries for qualified teachers.”
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After the teddies touched down in Zambia, pupils posed for a photograph outside their school looking overjoyed with their new playmates.
If you would like to donate to help solve the Chita Primary School’s challenges, call Yvonne Martin on 01353 862495.
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