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A Girl who is poor in wealth, but her self respect has made her richest

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By Zephaniah

Moona is 14 years old girls at ZFE, she is in 8th standard but very weak, her mother told me one, that she cannot her good food even a glass of milk, and her diet is only two times bread in a day.
Still she is very active and loving, her poverty did not make her greedy, she loves to help others, and I know she is the only girl in my school who can replace me, one day.
Today it was first day in school of my students after winter vacation for 15 days, but still it is so much cold, their final exams are going to start in Feb, so I cannot send then on more vacation now.
It is record breaking cold here in my city like many cities of the world. We got one room on rent in July 2013, but that is in use of a family, whose house was collapsed in rain last year, so again my children are in open air now.
That family is suppose to leave our place in Feb -2014, they are so poor ,that cannot afford to pay rent anywhere so, I cannot ask them to leave now ,but because of this, my own students are suffering in winter, who were suppose to be in a room .
Today when I reached to school from my office, I saw Moona was trembling with cold, she was not wearing sox, sweater or cap, I asked her why she was not wearing anything warm , she replied that she was feeling warm.
I again asked her, I said see, as you ask your mother for anything that you need, you can ask me in a same way, because she is your physical mother and being your teacher I am your spiritual mother, so tell me do you have warm cloths she smiled and again said, No I have, But I do not need to wear that because I feel warm, she said it while she was trembling with cold.
I know she will not take it from me. Last year when I gave warm cloths to other children she did not take any thing, but later her mother told me that she did not has any.
But now I have made a plan, I will arrange a competition of that, in which she is best and then I will give her warm cloths as a prize.
I love her self-respect, but I know I cannot sleep tonight because I do not know from how many days she is without warm clothes in this much cold during vacations from school.

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hmagnussen's picture

I love reading your post

Zephaniah,

Thank you for sharing your story. Everytime I sign on World Pulse I look to see what you have written. In the US we just had a bilizarrd but every kid I know has a warm house and multiple jackets. It breaks my heart to think about kids who have nothing. I hope your room will be avaliable soon. Keep up the good work!

zephaniah's picture

Hey my sister

Thank you so much it is always great to hear from you , I have given her new socks and cap of mine and a sweater too now she is safe :)

Regards
Sister Zeph

trucker1's picture

friend request

love the work you are doing, who is helping you?

zephaniah's picture

Hey my friend

Thank you so much for your comment, Well for 14 years I was doing it alone I had been doing a job to meet the expenses but now there are a few friends who send me donations on some important occassions
Regards
Sister Zeph

trucker1's picture

donations

what kind of donations do you need? I would love to help you. Terri

zephaniah's picture

My Dear Sister

Dear sister Thank you so much , I would love to be your friend on face book this is my face book ID and my page .
https://www.facebook.com/zephaniahfreeacademy?ref=hl#!/ https://www.facebook.com/Zephaniahacademy
I am planing to start a computer center for the girls , so I need donation in this matter, I need to buy computers, have to buy an iron door for the center, wood work and electricity fitting and UPS so that we can run the work in electricity shortfall too, So you can donate for any thing out of this dear
thank you so much for your interest and your support to Zephaniah free Education

shamee's picture

tears

Touching Xeph...I love that self respect in people,specially when they are poor.

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