Textbooks and School Supplies
With this gift, you support buying school supplies and textbooks to students in Afghanistan, Burma, Kenya, and Ghana.
In Ghana, Kenya, Burma, and Afghanistan, Mondo cooperates with various schools that either lack basic study materials completely, or have a deficiency in literature, encyclopedias, notebooks, and writing instruments. For example, in the Shan State of Burma, it often happens that there is only one textbook per class. This textbook is in the hands of the teacher, who reads to the class. In Afghanistan, textbooks are granted by the state, but there is a lack of school supplies – pencils, notebooks, pens.
With this gift, you are sponsoring the Brilliant Fund, which supports schools and exceptional students in Ghana, Kenya, Burma, and Afghanistan.
Zamzama studies in the eighth grade of the Fatima Zahra School. Her family is conservative and holds traditions in high esteem, and her parents are not convinced whether Zamzama should attend school at all. Her father would like her to help with gathering firewood for the family instead. She explains, “My parents do not want me to go to school and learn, because they do not have enough money for it, and we cannot afford it.” Zamzama succeeded in convincing their parents that she can attend the Fatima Zahra School, and gather the firewood after class. Education is free in this school, and it meets the requirements of the state. Zamzama says that, “It is very nice to study at this school, because the environment is fit for learning, and the teachers are kind.” The Fatima Zahra School is Zamzama’s chance at a better life. She is determined to continue her studies and become a teacher. She is a talented student and she enjoys helping her classmates with schoolwork. “I wish the school would find more supporters so that it could accept more students. There are a lot of families in Afghanistan that cannot afford to send their daughters to school, but all the girls in Afghanistan should have the opportunity to attend school,” says Zamzama.