Betty from England very generously sent nuts (walnuts, almonds, Brazil nuts), dried fruit (raisins, apricots), chocolate eggs and chewy fruit sweets for the schoolchildren. These were given to the children for their morning snack on Thursday, 15 May.
"All the children in Grade 1 and Grade 2 enjoyed Betty’s treats," said Kate. "There wasn’t a crumb left in the children’s bowls by the time they’d finished eating."
Kate collected Betty’s three parcels of goodies from Debark Post Office when she walked to Debark to do her weekly shop on Wednesday, 14 May. Two of the parcels were loaded on to the donkey, Cookie, along with groceries, and Kate carried the third parcel. It took over four hours to walk the 10 miles (18 km) home to Dib Bahir.
"We have been so short of money for the school lately, that, for the first time ever, we had to discontinue morning snacks this month," said Kate. "So it came as a great surprise to the children to have such a lovely treat out of the blue."
As a result of the May newsletter going out to supporters, funds are on the way, and so morning snacks for the children will be reinstated in June. If you would like to be included on the mailing list for the school’s brief monthly newsletter, please let Kate have your e-mail address. You can also keep up to date by linking to Kate on Facebook.
Cookie has a rest on the way
Betty's treat for each child
Grade 2s happy to have Betty's treats