Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Letters and books

Dear K
My name is S
I am 8 years old
I like to watch TV
I would like to know your name
Write back to me
Your Friend S

Dear J
My name is I. I am 9 years old. My favourite sport is rugby. I even like soccer too but I don't like soccer that much. Please write back if you can.
from I, your friend.

Dear: M
Hi My name is P. I am nine years old. My favourite animal is a dog. I want to be a television presenter. I like to play net ball. My favorite meat is a chicken. I would like to be your Africa friend. Please write back to me.
From P

Dear J
My name is L. I'm eleven years old. I am doing grade six. My favorite animal is a cat and my favorite movie is generation. I like to play netball. I am a beautiful girl. My favorite food is bread and meat. I like to sing and swim.
Please write back to me.
From your friend

Dear J
My name is B. I am 11 years old. I am in Grade 4.
My favourite animal is a cat and I like dance. My favorite story is Goston the Giant. I like to play Black toti. Write back to me please.
From B

Dear A
My name is L. I am 9 years old. I like to play rugby. My favorite food is samp and beans. Tell me what you play and what you like.
Your friend L

After months of waiting the children at our church finally heard back from their South African pen pals. These new friends have beautiful names like Soyama, Lutho and Bongi. This weekend we all wrote letters (I too have a very lengthy handwritten letter from the teacher) to our pen pals and organized a book sale of South African children's books. The proceeds from the sale go to buy books for under resourced school libraries in South Africa.

I hear the Easter Bunny likes to give books. Visit South Africa Partners to learn more about the initiative. And maybe buy a book or four.


Lilacspecs said...

You are always involved in such fantastic projects! Thank you for posting the letters, they were lovely to read.

Webster Twelb said...

This is a very good cause. Fantastic! It must be good to receive letters from those children..^_^

chelle said...

Ooo penpals are always exciting!! Great cause and awesome that the kids are so involved in the process!

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

What a wonderful project!

Heather said...

How fun!

Brillig said...

Oh, those are so so sweet. What an awesome project.

Kate said...

Looks cool! I Love SOuth AFrica It is one of my favourite places in the world!