Education as a Right or Privilege?

As we draw near to the end of 2020 and the end of the 2020 school year, I can’t help but take time to reflect. Take a moment to think about the top 3 things that you’e grateful for.

Was education or knowledge on your list? In reality, education in the United States is considered a right and is often taken for granted. I have had the privilege to teach primary education in the United States, and briefly in Ghana and Uganda. All three countries have very different definitions of public school and what that includes and excludes. The one thing that remains the same is that all children, when given the opportunity, love to learn! 

According to UNICEF, in Uganda only 1 in 4 children who starts primary school makes it to secondary school. Less than half (40 per cent) of students are literate at the end of primary school. Is that the foundation for education that you would want for your friends or family? What if you could make a difference in the life of a child?

As a kindergarten teacher, I see so much growth from my students from the beginning of the year to the end. The opportunities that I provide throughout the year, along with support from their families and our community help to shape the foundation of my student’s educational journey.

Can you support a child’s educational journey at the Amahoro Children’s Home? There’s no free public education in Uganda. With a gift of $300, you can make it possible for a child to go to school for an entire year by providing tuition, books, uniforms, and lunches.

In the U.S. we are so privileged.

I view education as a right, and it is my privilege to support the children at Amahoro receive a well-rounded education. Consider making a donation. Thanks to an anonymous donor, all donations are being doubled until the end of the year!

I wish you well.

Lindsey Morgan
Vice President of the Board
Amahoro Children & Community Team

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