A Hestia Foundation Project

Friendship Day


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The BAF project connects children across continents through the precious gift of friendship. The BAF team has profound respect and care for our project givers, who are the children here and in Africa that are now experiencing a new friendship. The children themselves are the creative inspiration for this wonderful project.

Friendship Day, an annual day of celebration for all our schools, has been running for two years. Each year, in late October/early November, pupils in all BAF twinned schools in Ireland, the UK and Kenya have an opportunity to celebrate the joy of making and having friends on the same day – another fun opportunity to connect and get creative together.

Children are asked to draw or paint a simple picture themed ‘friendship’ – they can create a picture on their own, with their best friend, or together as a class… it’s up to them.

All the children’s drawings and paintings are published on the Become A Friend Gallery, and are delivered to their twinned school in Kenya to display and enjoy on their classroom walls. The drawings created by the children in the Kenyan schools are forwarded to their western friends, to celebrate in their school.


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Photograph of Ngabolo Primary School pupils, Kenya, enjoying Friendship Day, Nov 2012


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A selection of Friendship Day artwork created by Irish and UK pupils. See all on the Become A Friend Gallery



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Pupils of Naiperere Primary with their Friendship Day Drawings before they were sent to Ireland