Eaton students produce hand made dolls for charity

Eaton Community College students Jazmin Bestwick and Abbey Jones with the dolls they hand made for the Uthando Project.
Eaton Community College students Jazmin Bestwick and Abbey Jones with the dolls they hand made for the Uthando Project.

Dolls hand made by students at Eaton Community College have been donated to the Uthando Project. 

The year 11 Children, Family and Community course students made 18 dolls for the project over the course of a month. 

Led by teacher Jess Mead, the dolls were made as part of an assessment in which the students were learning about the importance of play as an element of childhood development.

This was tied into the community development aspect of the course as a way to contribute to the community.

The dolls will be going to Kwa-Zulu Natal and will be distributed through a non-government organisation.

The Uthando project began in Perth in 2005.

Bunbury co-ordinator Mrs Deborah Campbell attended the send-off and said she was grateful to school for becoming involved.

“It was inspiring and refreshing to see the students get involved and develop the skills needed to make the dolls to the quality required,” she said. 

The Bunbury doll-makers meet every Monday during the school term.

If you would like to get involved, please contact Deborah on 0409 200 444.