In January, Blessing the Children received an email from Toothbrushes for Toddlers, offering to send toothbrushes for the children. In Ethiopia, a real toothbrush is generally not considered a necessity, like it is in first world countries. If a person even brushes their teeth in Ethiopia, it is usually with a “chew stick”, which is basically a small stick or twig that they chew on.
We were so happy to receive the email from Toothbrushes for Toddlers and gladly accepted their offer of toothbrushes. We received the toothbrushes a few weeks ago and sent them with a team member. Below you can find a some pictures of the children with their new brushes.