Uthando Project founded in 2004
At the suggestion of one of the Knit-a-Square Facebook members, Julie Fletcher, we contacted and asked permission to use the ethnic doll patterns developed by the Uthando Project.
Georgia Efford replied that they would delighted for KAS members to download as many patterns as you would enjoy making!
[Georgia mentioned that there is a need for boys dolls!]
INTRODUCTION FROM THE UTHANDO PROJECT
Caring for the world's children is everyone's responsibility. Play is essential for children's healthy development, and, a child's need for play can become lost when families and communities are in challenging circumstances. The HIV/AIDS pandemic has brought trauma, grief, bewilderment and loss to many, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. Uthando invites you to join us and offers a way for you to make a very special contribution. Learn how to make a doll so you can make a difference to a child living in Kwa-Zulu Natal, one of South Africa's most affected communities.
Friendly Lion !
Do explore the various links and discover the wide variety of patterns that can be downloaded :