Gerda van Biljon an 8 year old pupil at Centurion Christelike Laerskool chose vultures for her school project on birds. In her search for information, she came across VulPro’s Kid’s Corner on International Vulture Awareness Day (IVAD). Coincidentally IVAD is the same day as Gerda’s sister’s birthday.
Gerda used some of the information that she found on Kid’s Corner in her speech as well as using some of our vulture pictures for her t shirt on Spring Day. What a special child this 8 year old is, already so passionate about our special vultures.
Gerda didn’t stop her good work there, she downloaded and printed off one of our pictures and got every child in her class to colour it in, she then asked her mom to send it all to us so that we could see their gorgeous pictures.
Gerda’s vulture speech lasted 4 to 5 minutes and so impressed her teacher that she was asked to perform her speech again in front of her headmaster. which she bravely did.
It is for children like Gerda that Kid’s Corner was designed and it is incredibly rewarding to see our hard work has had such a positive impact on her.
Gerda is VulPro’s Kid’s Corner’s Champion for the month of September. Congratulations Gerda!!
We wish that there were more children like Gerda, this is what her mom said to us, “That is why I send you all the colourings. To show we care. To show that people see your site, and maybe you can use the pictures as a frame or something, and let me know so that I can send all the parents to your site to see the posts.
Together we can let more people know about the care we can give for this special “ugly duckling” …”
VulPro would love to have more Child Champions like Gerda, contact Mandy Schroder on firstname.lastname@example.org or Kerri Wolter on email@example.com