Little Learners Under The Tree

It may seem like a peculiar thing
Children huddled around to have class under a tree
But this is common in many areas you see
A teacher gathers her pupils to learn their ABCs under the tall shaded tree.
In Malawi, class does not always take place in an enclosed room
But sometimes it’s under the shade of the mahogany bean tree in its radiant summer bloom.
In what seems like a desperate lack of resources
Teachers stand their ground and become forces
They fight against the challenges
so that our children are not averages.
These students are like their own children and not just a number or national statistic
Because our teachers stand resilient and optimistic.
It may seem like a peculiar and unfortunate thing
Children huddled around to have class under a tree
But this is how they still have a chance to an education
Besides, I know of person who led a nation
But started his education under the Kachere tree.

 

 

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