School supplies $14.00

Forget the apple for the teacher; we've got a plum of a gift. The gift of school supplies—rulers, notebooks, pencils, pens, and even art supplies—means that a child will have the necessary tools for class. Everyone involved with this gift deserves a gold star!

Children in Xasam's class in his local community, Somaliland
Children in Xasam's class in his local community, Somaliland
How does this gift help?: 

"When we received the blackboard and the books, parents realised the importance of education. It's had a very positive effect," said Xasam.

Education is easier when you have the equipment. Even things as simple as blackboards, pencils and paper put lessons in a different class, just ask Xasam.

Xasam is the teacher for his local community in Somaliland. He runs one literacy class for adults and one for the children. The children also learn about science, maths and social science, which includes sanitation environmental studies. Oxfam helped to provide the books, pencils, pens, and blackboard Xasam uses. We also helped pay his salary, around $40 a month.