Seeing the classroom - Wubit Habtie

Seeing the classroom - Wubit Habtie

Wubit Habtie is a 35 year old teacher at Amba Giorgis primary school, in northern Ethiopia. For the past 8 years, Wubit has been teaching biology to mostly grade 7 with her class size averaging 60 pupils from the age of 12-16 years.

Currently 2,300 students attend Amba Giorgia Primary school and rely on teachers like Wubit Habtie to give them an education so they can have a brighter future. However, two years ago Wubit began to notice deterioration in her close sight, causing her problems when seeing the blackboard and marking books. Her poor vision made it very difficult for her to teach and do her job!

Fortunately for Wubit, our volunteers were in the country and helping at the Vision Centre nearby Gondar and today, they were visiting the health clinic in Amba Giorgis. Having been tested and prescribed with her first pair of reading spectacles, Wubit returned to her school to continue teaching her class.

Writing on the blackboard is now easier. Marking books is no longer a daily struggle. Wubit Habtie and her grade 7 class at Amba Giorgis primary school are forever thankful for the work of Vision Aid Overseas.

Without clear vision children can’t learn to get an education and adults can’t earn to care for their families and contribute to their communities. However, you can make all the difference today by purchasing your next pair of frames from Retrospecced, or making a direct donation today.

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