Cutlery manufacturer Arthur Price is working in partnership with UK charity ChildHope to produce a limited edition teaspoon, designed by schoolchildren from Uganda, as part of a special competition.
Primary school children from three Ugandan schools were invited to submit special teaspoon designs, that helped to convey the positive outcomes of a project that ChildHope is delivering in conjunction with the African Network for Prevention and Protection against Child Abuse and Neglect.
The Ugandan Schools’ Project ensures vulnerable children can attend and stay in school and receive the education they deserve, as well as focusing on reducing violence in schools, homes and communities which can often lead to a life on the streets.
Three designs were shortlisted as competition finalists: ‘Seeds of Hope’ by Fstine Odama aged 14; ‘Brighter Futures’ by J Abyerimana aged 11; and ‘Education is Key’ by Richard Sunday aged 10. The overall winner will see thir design turned into an actual teaspoon which Arthur Price will manufacture. The limited edition charity spoons will be available from the New Year in Arthur Price concessions and online. All funds raised will go directly to ChildHope.
Jill Healey, executive director of ChildHope, said: “The generous and continuing support from Arthur Price has allowed the Ugandan Schools’ Project to expand its message in a creative way. These exclusive spoons will help spread the thoughts of children whose lives are affected by violence to children and families in the UK.”
Simon Price, chief executive of Arthur Price, commented: “The design a spoon competition is an example of how, as a company, we’ve been able to support the valuable work that ChildHope carries out supporting street children around the globe.
“It’s a practical and innovative contribution that I hope will capture people’s hearts and raise important funds, so that programmes such as the Ugandan Schools’ Project can continue.
“There is so much we take for granted in the UK. Safety in schools and at home is something which every child deserves. The hopeful and forward-thinking messages we’ve seen from the children exemplify the importance and strength of the projects ChildHope delivers.”