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Teddies for Tots Part 2

Teddies - Rubona, Uganda

Teddies - Rubona, Uganda

The orphans at Rubona have received the teddies that we recently sent out to them (see entry ‘Teddies for Tots’ on the 9th of August 2011) kindly donated by Teddies for Tragedies (www.teddiesfortragedies.org.uk).

As you can see from the happy, smiling faces in the photos below, the children were delighted to receive their own teddy bears. Immediately they began naming and comparing the colours of their “babies”, and many wrapped them to their backs in the local way.

It was also a valuable exercise for the craft women at Rubona who were interested to see hand-made toys from another country as many believed that in the western “throw-away culture” such handicrafts had died out. They were eager to compare their own woven designs with the knitted dolls and it was lovely to see that those who usually make crafts for tourists were enjoying the handmade gifts themselves.

Big thanks to Teddies for Tragedies for their wonderful donations.

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