School Supplies for the Children in Ogra
“Education is not to reform students or amuse them or to make them expert technicians. It is to unsettle their minds, widen their horizons, inflame their intellects, teach them to think straight, if possible.” — Robert M. Hutchins
This quote represents best what we are trying to do with the children from the school in Ogra! We feel that there is so much potential in them and so much for them to discover in this world as long as we give them the right tools.
As many of you already know and some might have had the oportunity to see with your own eyes the conditions these children live in daily. I personally believe we can change the course of their future if we encourage and support them to go to school and get an education, this abilitating them to get a job in the future and know how to raise their own children in better conditions.
When we started our work in Ogra many years ago, one of the reasons the children were not going to school was their lack of school supplies. For the past several years Stichting Livada from Nederlands are providing these school supplies for the children starting with grade 0 up to 11th grade. We want to give these children every oportunity to thrive and learn and be succesfull in life.
This year we had the privilage to have Rudolf Philipse represending Stichting Livada, with us for the school supplies delivery, he enocuraged the children to go to school every day and to learn from every experience they have. We also had the privelage to have Mr. Marian Palaghie the mayor of Ogra, who we have a great colaboration with and who always supports all our projects and activities and the director of the school Ms. Aurora Varga, always very welcoming and happy to work alongside us.
Please keep in your prayers all the children from Ogra, the teachers who have an important role in their education, and all the other people involved in the activities and projects in Ogra.
Prevention of Abandonment Coordinator