Uthando Project

The Aussie Knitters group has a new charity KAL for October/November but this is something that anyone can participate in. The group is making dolls for Zulu children. Here is a direct quote from the website.

“Dolls for Zulu Children
KwaZulu Natal (KZN) is home to one quarter of South Africa’s children. Two in every three of them live in poverty and 1.5 million are younger than six. …..
While nutritious food, clean water, shelter and education are essential for a child’s wellbeing, so is play……….

Play enables children to develop physically, intellectually, emotionally, socially and spiritually in a more robust way. Through play children have the opportunity to experience delight and to unleash their imagination. They may also express their grief and loss, and come to better understand things that trouble or confuse them. One grandmother may have up to a dozen children in her care, and some children live in child-headed households. Tired, grieving and overburdened caregivers sometimes need help to find a place in their day to day lives to support and join in their children’s play.
To support this process, dollmakers around the world, provide handmade dolls, sewn or knitted, for the caregivers to give their children. “

To read more about these children & the project please visit the website. Try to find time to make a doll…they be knit, crocheted, sewn.