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Christchurch students are sharing their stories with Ugandan children

Abbey Wakefield
A child from Uganda happy with his new book.  Donna Jones

St Andrew's College students wrote, edited and published stories to send to Ugandan children.

Year nine students took the initiative to write 15 books for children living in Uganda which were sent to the African nation at the beginning of the year. The books only recently arrived at their destination..

Teacher at St Andrew's College, Donna Jones, said the students worked really hard on their stories, edited them and saw the whole process from drafting a story to publishing it.

"The Uganda children absolutely cherish their books and the little personalised note attached from each author."

Students are now volunteering their lunch-times to write more books to be sent in July.

"I was so stoked with the professional stories they came up with, I couldn't be more proud," said Donna.


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Ugandan children receiving their new books. Donna Jones