To The World Inc.
Miss Suzi wanted her fifth graders to learn about the world around them. She wanted them to learn how hard life can be for some kids, and she wanted them to learn we all have something to give. She knew, and she wanted her darling kids to know, we can all make the world better. They decided they wanted to help improve a school in the Highlands of Guatemala. It was a corrugated tin building with no electricity and running water only one hour a day. That meant the bathrooms did not work most of the time for the 100 kids at the school.
The teachers did not have desks or storage space. If a child showed up to school without school supplies he sat quietly while others did their work. The parents and the school could not afford to give them pencils and paper.
They did not need pity.
They did not need compassion.
The hard working teachers and kids at the Xecotoj school in the Highlands of Guatemala simply needed help.
And so Miss Suzi's kids, many who come from impoverished backgrounds themselves, set out to help.
They went to each class and gave a presentation about Guatemala and the school.
They asked each class to bring in pennies, nickles and dimes to help.
They raised $1000!
With their money we bought tables, chairs, storage units and white boards.
Thank you to Miss Suzi's fifth graders!