Stand up for education

Children need an education! No matter what age, race, height, or anything, we should all be taught!

I am a 5th grade student at the International School of Tanganyika. For our end of the year project, this Final Exhibition, I chose to focus on Children’s Rights to education as that is a problem here. I would like you to help me spread the word about children’s education in Tanzania.

Although the right to education is recognized here, not all children have a good one. For example, students at rural schools don’t have as many learning opportunities as students at a school such as IST. When I visited a school in Bagamoyo, students told me that they only learn math, reading, English, and Kiswahili. Here at IST, we have other classes such as art, PE, music, and Unit of Inquiry, which are challenging yet fun. Students also told me they wished for more facilities such as a science lab, a sports equipment storage room, a canteen, and a pool. I feel like schools should be a place to relax and have fun, like at IST. Learning shouldn’t be pressurizing, or boring or anything like that. Maybe you can’t help schools directly, but people around Tanzania can also help by making donations, volunteering at schools, and even understanding how schools can be so different here. If many people in Tanzania stand up for education, I believe that many more children will have a chance to be in a good school.

Celina Izar-Thompson

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3 Comments on "Stand up for education"

  1. Avatar Marylou Thompson | May 9, 2017 at 17:05 |

    Very well-written and true!

  2. Avatar Sue Ellis | May 9, 2017 at 22:20 |

    Nicely done – and very true! Hope your letter makes a difference.

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