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    A good night's sleep can change everything

    Day 351

    Sleep on It

    A good night’s sleep impacts everything. How you look at the day’s challenges. How you spend your time. Even the quality of your work.

    For teachers, a good night’s sleep helps prepare them to match the energy of their students. But without mattresses, their chances of that blissful eight hours weren’t very high.

    Most of the teachers at Nakivale Refugee Settlement are sleeping on tile floors. These floors are hard and cold at night. Some teachers do have mattresses, but they’re old, thin, and falling apart at the seams.

    So when the teachers of Nakivale asked for some mattresses, we jumped right on the case!

    We packed up a large truck of mattresses and brought it into the school. The faces of the teachers spoke volumes. Excitement and thanks washed over them as we unloaded the mattresses.

    “These mattresses are very helpful to us,” said one teacher named Milly, “because our homes are very far away. Normally we can only bring a small mattress from so far. Now we can sleep on a big mattress.”

    To celebrate the new mattresses the teachers took turns “testing” them out and diving onto the pile.

    After the excitement of the day, we left everyone to set up their new comfortable mattresses – they were eager for their first night of good sleep in a long while.

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

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