Lorna is now in her tenth year as a teacher at Wawa Elementary School. As one of the senior teachers, Lorna gets assigned as officer-in-charge when the school principal is away. " Work can feel overwhelming at times," she shares. " I have to balance my responsibilities as a teacher, mother and wife."
For a dedicated teacher like Lorna, this is frustrating. In Parent Teacher Association meetings, Lorna encourages parents to let their children continue their education despite the poverty they encounter. "I tell the parents to let their children come to school, and whatever little food their classmates and teachers have, we'll share it with them."
By Mennie Ruth