What’s so special about Neesim School?

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Towards the end of the 2016-17 academic year we held an essay competition for our upper primary and junior high pupils on the topic ‘My School’.  60 pupils entered the competition, writing essays describing their school and sharing what makes their school special, how it inspires them, how their lives have changed and how it will help them to fulfil their dreams.  We were impressed with the quality of the essays, with their comments ranging from funny remarks to impressive observations and big life goals.

So here’s what our pupils think of Neesim School:

“The special thing about my school is the library – the books that will teach you how to read and how to speak English.”  Mohammed, P4

“The important things I have learned in this school are how to use a computer and how to read and write well.  Actually when I came to this school I didn’t know how to read well but now I can read well and even know how to find words in the dictionary.”  Ibrahim, JH1, 15 years

“The teachers are punctual to school and go by the rules of the school.”  Anifa, P4, 10 years

“My school has well trained and disciplined teachers who are very hard working.  Our teachers taught us important things like to be truthful, obedient, and respectful.” Memuna, JH1, 14 years

 “My teachers are always friendly, calm and brilliant on their subjects and they also dress well.  They also teach us some examples to follow such as greeting, obedience, good manners and to use words to our colleagues like please, sorry and thank you.  Also the things I learn which are important in my school are not to steal, avoid fighting, and also learn how to forgive one another.” John, JH1, 15 years

“The teachers are handsome and the madams are beautiful.”  Ifeansi, P4, 9 years

“You should not say you know everything in the world or you are the most special amongst all.  You have to respect and humble yourself.” Amina, JH1, 14 years                                                                                                                                                           “My school tells me how to become a president or how to become a minister or a nurse or a hairdresser.”  Azara, P6, 12 years

 “I like this school because it is here where I got to know how to read.   I have this hope that all my dreams will be fulfilled because of what we are learning in school.  I want to be a good person someday and to be helping people.”  Afisha, P6, 16 years

“The books in my school library help me to study hard which improves my learning very well.  I want to become a doctor in future so I believe the science and maths books and encyclopaedias in the library will help me to fulfil my dream.” Hamdatu, JH2

Our essay competition reminded us just how amazing it is that so many of our pupils are able to write whole essays whilst still in primary school.  The prevailing educational situation in our rural underdeveloped district is that many pupils complete primary school without even being able to read.  We are seeing good results from our strong focus on literacy, and want to do all we can to ensure that all our pupils are able to read by the time they finish primary school.

Could you help us to achieve this goal by providing a regular monthly donation towards our teachers’ salaries?  If 16 people gave just £10 (EUR 12) a month this would fund a qualified primary teacher. Click here to find out how to give.[:NL]Sorry, this post is not yet available in Dutch.

Towards the end of the 2016-17 academic year we held an essay competition for our upper primary and junior high pupils on the topic ‘My School’.  60 pupils entered the competition, writing essays describing their school and sharing what makes their school special, how it inspires them, how their lives have changed and how it will help them to fulfil their dreams.  We were impressed with the quality of the essays, with their comments ranging from funny remarks to impressive observations and big life goals.

So here’s what our pupils think of Neesim School:

“The special thing about my school is the library – the books that will teach you how to read and how to speak English.”  Mohammed, P4

“The important things I have learned in this school are how to use a computer and how to read and write well.  Actually when I came to this school I didn’t know how to read well but now I can read well and even know how to find words in the dictionary.”  Ibrahim, JH1, 15 years

“The teachers are punctual to school and go by the rules of the school.”  Anifa, P4, 10 years

“My school has well trained and disciplined teachers who are very hard working.  Our teachers taught us important things like to be truthful, obedient, and respectful.” Memuna, JH1, 14 years

 “My teachers are always friendly, calm and brilliant on their subjects and they also dress well.  They also teach us some examples to follow such as greeting, obedience, good manners and to use words to our colleagues like please, sorry and thank you.  Also the things I learn which are important in my school are not to steal, avoid fighting, and also learn how to forgive one another.” John, JH1, 15 years

“The teachers are handsome and the madams are beautiful.”  Ifeansi, P4, 9 years

“You should not say you know everything in the world or you are the most special amongst all.  You have to respect and humble yourself.” Amina, JH1, 14 years                                                                                                                                                           “My school tells me how to become a president or how to become a minister or a nurse or a hairdresser.”  Azara, P6, 12 years

 “I like this school because it is here where I got to know how to read.   I have this hope that all my dreams will be fulfilled because of what we are learning in school.  I want to be a good person someday and to be helping people.”  Afisha, P6, 16 years

“The books in my school library help me to study hard which improves my learning very well.  I want to become a doctor in future so I believe the science and maths books and encyclopaedias in the library will help me to fulfil my dream.” Hamdatu, JH2

Our essay competition reminded us just how amazing it is that so many of our pupils are able to write whole essays whilst still in primary school.  The prevailing educational situation in our rural underdeveloped district is that many pupils complete primary school without even being able to read.  We are seeing good results from our strong focus on literacy, and want to do all we can to ensure that all our pupils are able to read by the time they finish primary school.

Could you help us to achieve this goal by providing a regular monthly donation towards our teachers’ salaries?  If 16 people gave just £10 (EUR 12) a month this would fund a qualified primary teacher. Click here to find out how to give.