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    An little easier way to get to school

    Day 345

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    You know that story grandpa told you about needing to walk miles in the snow, just to get to school?That story is real life right now for school kids in Nakivale. There’s no snow, but there are bumpy, dusty roads.

    Many children all over the settlement lives miles and miles away from their school. Getting there takes time. And it’s also hard on your feet – especially if you don’t have shoes.

    Today, at the request of the teachers of Kabahinda primary school, we set out to make that epic trek not exactly shorter, but definitely easier.

    We laid out all of the shoes for the children to see, and one by one they chose what pair and size they wanted.

    There was so much excitement – and pride – as they picked out their very own pair.

    “These kids travel long distances to school,” said the head teacher. “And many of them don’t have shoes. These shoes will help protect theirs little feet and carry them to their school safely.”

    These kids will still have bragging rights when they’re older. They still have a long way to go each morning and evening to get to class. But one small shoe can help make these students take big steps toward making that journey every day.

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

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