The generosity of children

When I went to speak to the fourth grade students at Hawthorn recently about Kenya, the goal was to start a pen pal letter writing program. I also hoped to raise awareness and maybe even recruit people to go on future expeditions.

Hawthorn recently completed their letters, and they were mailed to the schools in Nairobi today. In addition, the students came up with the idea of making personalized bookmarks, with their picture at the top so that the Kenyan students can actually see the person they are writing to!

a great response, tons of letters, pictures, drawings, etc!!

 

Beautiful personalized bookmarks with pictures of the students!

The students and teachers went one step further. They decided that INSTEAD of having a Christmas party at their school, they wanted to do a service project to collect educational supplies to go to the students in Kenya. I was so very thankful for the kindness and generosity shown, knowing what a huge impact this will have in the slums of Nairobi.

Items collected by the students at Hawthorn that will go to the schools in the slums of Nairobi.

Wench, bring my ale, what say you?