Grateful

Elsa Ph1 3

Junior PFA Storyteller-in-Chief, Elsabet

We should always be grateful that we have so much.

Elsabet

Some kids in Ethiopia cannot afford to go to school.

Some of the kids from Common River have to walk miles to school without any shoes, bare foot.

They usually have to help their mom’s and have a big role in the family together. They need a pencil to get into school and to think that we go through hundreds of pencils every day. We are so lucky that we are growing up in an environment like Marin that can afford pencils for all the students.

We should always be grateful that we have so much.

Some kids can only dream of having an education.

At Common River, all the kids are happy to have the opportunity to come to school.

They are so humble, it is hard to describe.

Say, for example, at some schools here in Marin, some of the kids here would rather be home then be at school, even when they have a great opportunity to have an education and become successful.

Some kids can only dream of having an education.

When I was teaching a class at Common River, the students stood up and said to me:

“Good morning teacher!”

They stayed up until I told them to sit down. They were very respectful and so excited.

They didn’t look at me as just another kid, they looked at me as a teacher.

We are beyond lucky and we need to know it.

We are beyond lucky and we need to know it.

Elsabet

Note: If you liked this story, you may also like Shannon’s film review of On the Way to School