Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Daniel Donates Unwanted Specs

Today we had one boy, Daniel Knight donate a total of 185 pairs of unwanted specs to South Lakes Wild animal Park so that we can get them sent off to help the children of Niger.

Daniel visited the Park last summer and took one of our brochures home, when reading through the brochure he noticed ways in which everyone can help towards conservation out in Niger. He composed a note for his headmaster and when the headmaster agreed to let Daniel go ahead with his collection, he painted a box to look like giraffe skin fitted hole so that people could add their spare glasses at their convenience. He gave a talk in assembly to the whole school which as you can imagine was quite daunting for an 8 year old!

He took in the fact that there are many people who have unwanted specs lying around thier home and we here at the Park send the specs out to a clinic in Niger.The clinic looks after three tribes which consists of 20,000 people in total. It is very important to help the villagers out, for many of the people out there, there is a lack of vitamin E, a lack of nutrition and vitamin A and they have a lot of problems with their eyes. These glasses will go to those villagers.

Although the Wildlife Protection Foundation are focused on conservation, it is very much a community project. If the community can see that the giraffes can bring them benefits, it helps them be enthusiastic about looking after the giraffes as well.

So a big thank you to Daniel for all his hard work!

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