Youngsters design bookmarks for school in Gondar…


Youngsters at Chestnut Lane Infant School in Amersham were visited by Parent David Sommer who helped set up Pelican Post to hear about the ‘Pelican Post Pledge’ and how the children can help inspire their peers in Africa to discover the joy of reading.


The children read together one of the books on the reading list – “Handa’s Surprise” by Eileen Browne before making a  truly ‘dazzling’ c0llection of   colourful bookmarks to go with the twenty copies of the story pledged.

The books were destined for delivery to Hibret Elementary School in Gondar, Ethiopia  which is supported by the Charity Link Ethiopia.

Four weeks later, we received notice of their arrival and some great pictures of the children enjoying reading the books, (with their new bookmarks!) courtesy of project co-ordinator – Muluget Derso;

Link Ethiopia is a great and inspiring Charity dedicated to supporting education in Ethiopia and increasing cultural awareness between young people in Ethiopia and the UK.   To find out more about some of the amazing projects they are currently involved in (including their donkey libraries!) please visit Link Ethiopia ( )

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