Tuesday, October 24, 2006

DARFUR HEROES: 400,000 Paper Dolls

"We were shocked and disturbed to hear about the genocide in Darfur because most of us didn't know what was going on," said Elizabeth Kapnick, an 8th grader at Elm Place School in Highland Park, Ill. "We wanted to make something that would touch people. ... I figured paper dolls created by children just like the ones in Darfur."

Pupils want 400,000 paper dolls to mark deaths in Darfur, By Andrew L. Wang, Chicago Tribune

The pupils started cutting and decorating the dolls in spring and soon were giving the patterns to friends and family members.
They now have about 4,000 dolls. Their goal: 400,000 dolls, one for each person who has died in Darfur in the last three years, according to some estimates...


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