A Small Gesture
Sometimes it is the small things that create the biggest changes, and in this case that small thing is a simple ruler. For most of us it is a pretty ordinary thing, we have a couple lying around at home and in class rooms there is one for every pupil.
However, in Zimbabwe we noticed that rulers are not a very common object at all. Last year we saw that most students didn’t own a ruler, but it was something used very frequently in class. Because up to 12 students had to share 1 ruler and valuable class time was lost almost every lesson! No more we decided! We came up with a plan:
We ordered a huge box filled with basic rulers and Dutch pupils can decorate these rulers with anything they like. From a pretty drawing to a personal message to the children in Zimbabwe, everything is possible. Not only are we seeing these Dutch children create the coolest rulers we have ever seen, but we also see the building of bridges across continents. Zimbabwe and its school children are not something distant and abstract anymore; there is a young boy or girl there who will be holding one of the rulers created here very soon.
The Dutch pupils can donate one ruler for only €0,50, and during our upcoming trip we will make sure we will personally give these beautiful new rulers to the school children in Zimbabwe! Our goal? Bringing 1000 (!) rulers with us!
Would you like to donate a ruler too? Get your glitter, stickers, markers and pencils out and please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the contact from.