Donated unicorns, teddies, lemurs and lions find their forever-home with nursery children in Ethiopia
Rachel Duke, a parent of one of our students, recently embarked on a charitable adventure to Meseret, Ethiopia.
Known for her charity work, Rachel recently worked with St Mary’s School and Meseret for Women to donate children's toys to a local nursery in Meseret. The nursery supports single mothers and their children in the area.
Our Junior School students were enthusiastic to engage with this charitable cause and brought in a variety of toys to donate. Rachel was overwhelmed by the generosity of the School, students and parents and has shared the response from the nursery:
"Everyone here at Meseret are so grateful that St Mary’s has opened their arms and welcomed us in."
Thanks to the generosity of the Junior School students, the toy drive has had a positive impact, shown by the delight on the children's faces as they played with their new toys.
Our school aims and ethos are reflected every day by staff and students. The success of the toy drive underscores the significance of small acts of kindness and the ripple effect they can have on the well-being and happiness of others. We are proud to share the work that our students are involved in through these projects.
Meseret for Women has already helped so many families. Some of their work includes having helped support 54 women and 63 children through rehabilitation programs, which have helped them recover from trauma. Read more about the incredible work by Meseret for Women: https://meseretforwomen.org/our-impact/