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STATIONERY that was used by council workers in our area is now being used by schoolchildren in an African slum.

Havant Borough Council has donated a stash of surplus stationery as part of the £13m modernisation of the council offices, now called the Public Service Plaza.

Pens, pencils and rulers have been sent to Kenya.

They will be used by children at Chamrecc Primary School in the Mitumba slum, located to the North East of the massive Kibera slum in Nairobi.

Furniture and other items that can no longer be used at Havant council have also been donated to a variety of organisations.

This includes The British Heart Foundation, St James’ Church in Emsworth, The Beneficial Foundation, Havant College, Purbrook Infants School, and Park Community School.

Susan Parish, community manager at Park Community School, said: ‘Receiving this furniture and equipment has meant that we can update the classrooms and offices.’