Westerham's Knit and Natterers donate hand puppets to African charity

By Kevin Black in Local People

It’s not all chit chat from the Knit N’ Natter Group which meets every Thursday at the Westerham Library.

In between the talk they have been busy knitting hand puppets of jungle animals for Education East Africa, whose UK office is in Sevenoaks, to be used as teaching aids for primary school teachers.

The puppets will be used as part of a new project that started this year in Gasabo District of Rwanda called Support to Primary Education Rwanda whereby Edeucation East Africa founder and director Katy Allen and her team will provide teacher-training in four allocated government schools with teaching of English as a second language

Katy was granted an MBE in 2001 for her services to education in Tanzania, where the charity’s work first began and she and Dilly Mtui who is the charity’s co-ordinator of East African Programmes, were at Westerham Library to collect the puppets.

For details see www.EducationEastAfrica.org and if you belong to a community group that would also like to support Education East Africa’s projects, Amanda Knight would love to hear from you at Amanda@EducationEastAfrica.org or on 0300 323 9944.

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