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    Sometimes it's the littlest things that bring the biggest comfort

    Day 349

    Make Home Wherever You Are

    When you’re far from home, what are the things that bring you comfort? How do you make a place feel like home away from home?

    It’s not always easy, but the teachers at Nakivale Refugee Settlement make home wherever they are. They live at the schools they work in, which means that they’re far from family and those they hold dear.

    Their fellow teachers and students become their second family. But at Ruhoko Primary School, there were a few things missing that would make their school dwellings feel a whole lot more like their own.

    There simply weren’t enough kitchen supplies.

    They were missing little things – like a good mug that actually keeps your tea warm, or enough plates for the whole staff to eat at once. Those details that add up to comfort and belonging.

    The fix was easy. Cups, mugs, plates, kettles, ladles, and cooking pots. A complete kitchen. A feeling of being whole.

    Making home wherever you are isn’t always as simple as kitchen supplies. It’s an attitude, a way of looking at things – seeing abundance rather than scarcity.

    But then again, having a plate to eat dinner with helps a bit too.

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

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