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An Education or Eat: One Boy’s Tough Choice

John used to skip school so he could pick up balls at the local practice range. He skipped school, not because he was bored but because he was starving. Learn how you helped John stay in school. Read Transcript


MANY DAYS HE SKIPPED SCHOOL

SO HE WOULDN'T BE LATE FOR THE

JOB. HE PICKED UP GOLF BALLS

AT

A RANGE.

FOR EACH BUCKET I GET A

DOLLAR AND IF THERE IS NO

GOLFERS THAT DAY I DON'T GET

MONEY AND NOTHING FOR LUNCH.

HE LIVES WITH HIS GRANDMA

AND

HIS MOTHER WORKS AWAY FROM HOME

AND SENDS BACK SOME MONEY BUT

IT'S NOT ENOUGH FOR LUNCHS.

SOMETIMES WHEN I AM STARVING

I CRY.

AND JOHN RAY'S TEACHER KNOWS

HE'S NOT THE ONLY STUDENT GOING

HUNGRY.

IT'S HARD FOR THE SCHOOL TO

PROVIDE FOR THE BASIC NEEDS FOR

WATER AND FOOD SO THEY GO HOME

FOR LUNCH BUT IF THERE IS NO

FOOD THERE THEY DON'T COME BACK

FOR THE AFTERNOON CLASSES.

TO MAKE IT WORSE THERE IS NO

CLEAN SUPPLY FOR THE KIDS AND

HAVE TO COLLECT WATER FROM A

PUMP A MILE AWAY SO CBN DUG A

WELL AND TANK AND PIPES SO ALL

OF THE KIDS HAVE ACCESS TO FREE

CLEAN WATER AND WE PROVIDED HOT

NUTRITIOUS LUNCHES FOR ALL OF

THE STUDENTS. NOW JOHN RAY

DOESN'T NEED TO SKIP SCHOOL ON

TO COLLECT GOLF BALLS TO GET A

LUNCH.

I AM HAPPY TO HAVE WATER AND

FOOD IN SCHOOL AND NOW I CAN

STAY IN SCHOOL AND FOCUS ON THE

LESSONS.

I AM GLAD TO SEE ALL OF THE

STUDENTS IN CLASS. YOU'RE A

BLESSING. THANK YOU CBN FOR

HELPING US.

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