by Emily Sollie
Last week Lutheran World Relief staff distributed School Kits to children in the Philippines. The island of Mindanao was hit hard by Typhoon Bopha in December, causing flooding and landslides in many areas that had been damaged one year before in Typhoon Washi.
These simple things — notebooks, pencils, scissors — can make a huge difference in making kids feel like their lives are getting back to normal. The delight on this boy’s face as he examines his new ruler was a joy for us to see!
To the children who receive School Kits, these supplies mean the difference between getting an education or not. Public school is usually free, but in the places where LWR works, even a few required supplies, like pens and paper, may be more than many families can afford.
And when parents can only afford to send one of their children to school, girls rarely get priority…yet the education level of mothers has the biggest impact on development. Learn More»