Bears to Necessities!

My mother-in-law, Betty, has been knitting teddy bears to send to homeless and vulnerable children in Nigeria.

The teddies will be sent to Aisha Sani, a Projects For All Hero, who has dedicated her life to protecting children in custody from sexual violence, and to supporting rape survivors, some as young as three. You can read Aisha’s story in my previous blog post.

It’s a simple idea; we want every child whom Aisha visits in prison or saves from the streets, to have a bear of their own. My daughter takes her bear, Arny, everywhere and I know that he makes her feel safe and comforted when she is tired. The children Aisha looks after have nothing; they are extremely vulnerable and they are the poorest of the poor. Many have experienced assault and rape. Betty is knitting so that they can have their own bear, and so they know that we care about them.

CRESSIE AND HUGHIE "QUALITY CHECK" THE FIRST BATCH OF TEDDIES, KNITTED BY BETTY FOR CHILDREN IN AFRICA

CRESSIE AND HUGHIE "QUALITY CHECK" THE FIRST BATCH OF TEDDIES, KNITTED BY BETTY FOR CHILDREN IN AFRICA

Please help Betty by knitting some bears for the children in Nigeria. This is the link to the pattern that Betty is using. And, if you would like to make a donation to support Aisha’s heroic work to protect vulnerable children, then do please get in touch with me.

Thank you for helping us fight for the most vulnerable children in Africa,

Katrin