We have worked with BISO community school since 1998. One of their teachers is Cecily’s Fund beneficiary Margaret, who lost both her parents to AIDS. Thanks to Cecily’s Fund’s support, she has been able to complete her education and is now a much loved part of BISO.
One of Margaret’s pupils is Elise, Elise started attending BISO aged 6 years old. Margaret noticed that, though enthusiastic, Elise was often exhausted and falling asleep in class. Margaret discovered this was because Elise was spending the entire night looking after her aunt’s baby, and intervened to ensure Elise could stay with her grandmother. Now well rested, happy and thriving, Elise is a passionate English student, who writes poems in her second language!
Her aim is to be complete school and become a teacher— we hope she can emulate Margaret and achieve her goal!
“With the work that you’re doing, you are making big difference not only to the lives of the children but to the lives of the teachers as well. From the little I earn here I can help my youngest sister go to school and college.”