Hello Everyone. My name is Madiha and I am here trying to help my mom and my community. My mom has worked for 26 years teaching in a public school, due to her health conditions, she had to leave in order not to lose her voice. The love she bears for teaching and education did not vanish. Even though, her monthly pension was as little as the equivalent of 100$, she tried to borrow some money here and there and she opened a private primary school. Even though most people would associate private and profit, I’d say think again ! First-of-all, my mom lives in a very small city, where people have very limited revenues and she actually loves this city. Two reasons that make it really hard for her to get any profit from the school. Actually, she has been trying to make it work for 11 years now but the project is still suffering deficit. This year, she had a big misfortune, because half of the staff left for other jobs offering higher salaries, so she is now stuck, with not many teachers, 0$ in the bank account, and students wondering what will happen.
I just wanted to point out also, that my mom is a very active person. She has been volunteering in a charity dedicated to old and sick people for as long as I can remember. She is also helping now with an association for education retirees to help them and their families.
As I have been watching for years, I tried talking my mom into closing, but she was never receptive of the idea. First-of-all, she cannot live off 100$ a month. Second-of-all, she just couldn’t do it to the angelic faces she sees everyday. And last but not least, it was really not an easy option.
With everything that happened lately, not to mention that she’s not getting any younger, she is now seriously thinking about it. However, she can only do it at the end of the school year and not the beginning.
The reason behind this fundraiser is to see how much we can raise, if it’s enough to keep the business going then great ! If not, at least it will help her finish the year.
I really hope you got how passionate she is about this from my writing and truly appreciate your interest in this cause.
For any further information, feel free to contact me.