For the second year in a row the children of Pambula Preschool have cooked cakes and picked fruit for a stall to raise money for children in Africa.
Inspired by Libby Weir, one of the preschools’ grandmothers, the children have learnt about the way of life in the community of Kwa Ximba.
When the children first heard that the African school had no toys, not even a pencil or paper they decided to do something to help. From there the idea for the stall was born. Raising over $500 last year the money was used to buy blocks, construction toys, puzzles, pencils and paper. This year the money raised will go towards a home corner with dolls, cots and a kitchen.
The fundraiser has been generously supported by the families of the preschool who donated all of the ingredients, helped to cook and bought products from the stall. The preschool had a visit from Libby during the fundraising week. The inspirational visit was filled with stories, letters and handmade gifts from the children and teachers in Africa and helped to highlight the continuing plight of the African people and their daily struggles.
The preschool staff said that the project had been a great success in helping children to acknowledge and respect the diversity within our world. The children have developed an empathy for those less fortunate and an understanding that they have the power to do something to help.