What if you couldn’t go to school to learn to read and do math? About half of the children in Haiti never learn how to read and write. They dream of going to school someday, but their parents don’t have enough money to pay for schooling. But this dream has come true for more than 8,000 children, because kind people like you give money so they can go to school. If all these children would line up and hold hands, the line would be about two and a half miles long! Let’s visit some of these children at school.
The schoolroom that is made from thatch and sticks allows a gentle breeze to enter. It feels so good after walking to school in the hot sun.
We greet the children with bonjour (boh-zhoor). This means “good morning.” Now it’s time to study. It’s harder to concentrate with visitors, but the children are glad we came!
It’s only 10:00, but it’s time for lunch! Most of the children didn’t have anything to eat yet, so this will help them study better.
You can’t go to school without recess! It’s a lively time of playing soccer, trying to kick the ball between two sticks.
1:00 is here already and school is over! After enthusiastically singing together, we all part ways.
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