Being a teacher is definitely not an easy job.
AWM reported that a teacher devised a unique way to tackle a real-world problem.
Teachers often put in long hours of work that go beyond the school day. Sometimes, they are also faced with the emotional burden of having to witness their students who are not taken care of properly.
One teacher, after seeing many children come to school unbathed, unfed, and without the proper necessities, decided to do something about it.
The world learned of the creative genius of the teacher when a Reddit user, Terevok, posted a message. He explained the ways she used to keep her students taken care of.
He began by saying that his wife, who is a kindergarten teacher, and a few other teachers started a ‘comfort closet’ at their school for the needy children to get hygiene supplies and clothes and all these were donation-based items.
The ‘comfort closet’ is a shelf that holds donated items that a student can take if needed. Some of the items available on the shelf are deodorants, feminine products, shampoo, and soaps.
The shelf is filled thanks to the help of volunteers who have donated the items. And this is indeed a real-world problem, with the National Center for Children in Poverty saying that 72.4 million children under the age of 18 in the U.S are considered low-income children and 19% are considered to be poor.
The numbers even more staggering considering the fact that this makes up 41% children overall, nearly half the population.
Being a child in low-income or poor family does not happen by chance. There are many factors that contribute to this including parental education and employment, race/ethnicity, and various other factors, according to Terevok.
The post immediately went viral and was viewed more than 1.5 million times with several other Reddit users sharing their own stories regarding child poverty.
A user’s friend was a teacher in a low-income area where the school has a room with donated items including clothes.
Another user agreed and said they have heard stories about children being excited to have a new piece of clothing which does not have stains.