Back in 1985, the ill-equipped school system of Managua (Nicaragua’s capital) couldn’t provide desks for each student. In order to make sure she always had a seat, this young student carried her desk to school and back from the barrio she lived in.
Lest you think this is a thing of the past, a 2012 article reported on Central China’s Macheng City in Hubei province, where the elementary schools had 2000 desks for 5000 students. In some cases, grandparents helped bear the burden.
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THE RICHEST MAN ON EARTH
THE YOUNG SHEPHERD LOOKED UP
TO THE HEAVENS AND SMILED
HE THANKED THE JEWELLED SKY
FOR HIS GOOD FORTUNE
HIS WIFE, THEIR TWIN BOYS,FOUR
SHEEP AND TWO GOATS.
THE JEWELLED SKY LOOKED DOWN ON HIM AND SMILED KNOWING
MANY HAD THANKED IT FOR THEIR GOOD FORTUNE THINKING THAT THEY OWNED THE RICHES OF THE WORLD
BUT ONLY THE YOUNG SHEPHERD WITH HIS WIFE, TWIN BOYS ,FOUR SHEEP AND TWO GOATS WAS TRULY THE RICHEST MAN IN THE WORLD.
BY CHINA ALEXANDRIA AUTHOR
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