Ninety- three students in a single sixth -grade class. One teacher, no aides, few books, no resources, no electricity and 105 degree temperature.
|93 students 65 girls 28 boys|
Is it any wonder students struggle to succeed in school? And yet children here want to go to school. They want to learn to read and write and do math. They want a brighter future and chance to escape the cycle of poverty.
|Happy to receive the gift of flashcards|
|Wall to wall students|
At the end of the day students don’t rush off to dance class or sports teams. They go home to collect firewood, wait in line to draw water from the village well, help prepare meals, do laundry or care for younger siblings.
All this makes my old educator’s heart ache.
|Teachers trying to make a difference|
Yet there is hope with sponsorship. Many children who are presently in school would not be enrolled at all without the help of sponsorship.So while there remain many problems and the system is not ideal there is still hope for a brighter future!
This is why we do what we do! This is why we build schools and promote sponsorship.