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VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

Students at a south Georgia High School are collecting donations for children in Africa.

International Baccalaureate students at Valdosta High distributed collection bags to homeroom teachers Monday.

They are collecting items for newborns through children up to age 15.

The items, books, clothes, toys and baby formula will go to three orphanages in Djibouti.

Students in the IB program learn to look beyond the borders of Lowndes County and be aware of what's happening in the world.

"I've had the privilege of being educated and the privilege of receiving so many gifts that I just wish that I could return it because I know if I return it I've done my duty," said Vanessa Hosaka.  "I've done what my purpose is in this world. Our purpose is essentially to help others."

The collection ends September 19. Community partners will pay for shipping the items to Africa. You can drop off your donations at Valdosta High School at 3101 North Forrest Street.

 Here's more information from the IB program and what to donate:

Attention! Project Djibouti is starting soon! The I. B. program is holding a donation for three orphanages in Djibouti, Africa. We don't realize all the things that we take for granted everyday, these children in Africa have lived all their life in discomfort of no guarantee of food, water, shelter, and none the less clothing. Today we can make a difference by bringing in items that are in good condition like baby clothes, baby wipes, diapers, new baby bottles, formula, and shoes for ages newborn to 15, clothing for ages newborn to 15, stuffed animals, etc. You now have a purpose for all those old things you don't use anymore, bring them in to your homeroom or one of the several boxes located around the school and give them to a child who will be utterly grateful for your generosity.  


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