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    A new beginning, a brighter classroom, for Oruchinga's teachers

    Day 1

    Hit the Refresh Button

    When you’re feeling low, a little run down, sometimes the very best thing is to do something that makes you smile – that makes you feel refreshed. To tell yourself, let’s start again.

    The teachers of Oruchinga Refugees Settlement have endless talents. But their access to supplies is not. They were feeling frustrated, like their hands were tied.

    What they needed was to hit the refresh button…a way to start the year off right.

    A boost in their teaching supplies was the name of the game. Books, colorful educational posters, and supplies to get their students’ creative side switched on.

    These posters really brightened up the place. And books allow all the students to have their own reading material, and learn at their own pace.

    “This is very encouraging to us,” said Dorothy, the head teacher. “We have a big number of learners and I’m so grateful for what they’re doing to succeed. They do their best tirelessly. And when I see someone considering teachers, it’s so kind. You make us feel valued.”

    The teachers and their students are turning a new leaf, a new page in their story. Even in the toughest of circumstances, they’re making the best of what’s at their disposal – choosing to start over and see the possibilities ahead.

    This day of change brought to you by Edmentum’s We Can Learn Foundation

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