|Masked-up: ready for school|
How exciting! For many of our Turmi's Children Home kids it is the first time to attend formal teaching in a school setting. Equipped with some new clothes, exercise books, pencil, pen, eraser, sharpener, and the mandatory face mask they are walking every morning to Turmi's Primary school.
|Turmi Primary School|
Most of them attend 1st grade, but we also have one 3rd, two 5th, and one 6th grader. Proudly they present every check mark from the teacher or exam result.
|Amharic exam: 6/6 yay!|
|English exam: 2 mistakes!!|
For many it's a rough road to success; there are often problems with:
- Understanding the Amharic language
- Writing in Amharic or English (drawing symbols and letters are common)
- Keeping their exercise books tidy
- Not losing their school material
But everyone is proud to be a student and they understand that school education is very important for their future.
If anyone wants to help with providing school backpacks that would be great - currently there is no sufficient funding available for providing backpacks for our school girls.
UPDATE 12-2020: Fortunately we found some generous sponsors - thank you!!!
|Proud Yere - finally school time|