The National Department of Education has officially called of the first day of school for a week due to the heavy rains we have been having. Here at Pwoje Espwa, however, school will begin Monday, October 4. A commencement ceremony will be held, and the children are eager to get back in the classroom.
Unfortunately, students outside of Pwoje Espwa are not as eager. This year we have been swamped with scholarship assistance requests. Parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, and neighbors have come to us begging for a little money to educate their loved one. This little money adds up, and much to our regret, we have to turn many down.
“All children have a right to an education.” Unfortunately, most of the schools are private schools, and even those that aren’t require closed toed shoes, a uniform, and the purchase of school materials.
A scholarship fund is desperately needed here at Pwoje Espwa, so that we can help not only our own children but other children yearning for an education.