With the short month of February, here we are again at the last Friday of the month and time for another round of good news with the We Are the World Blogfest #WATWB. The blogfest is the brainchild of Damyanti Biswas to highlight a news story that “shows love, humanity, and brotherhood.”
My blog today is about a school designed for, and by, homeless children.
Homelessness is a huge issue throughout the country, and nothing is more heart wrenching than the thought of children having no place to call home—living in shelters, cars or vans, or worse, on the street.
Positive Tomorrows, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to end homelessness, asked homeless children in Oklahoma City to submit drawings of what their ideal school would contain. The most common wish among the kids was to have “a place to spend quality time with other kids, and additional rooms to serve as their own personalized spaces.”
As the article states, “Although these requests may seem relatively simple, they indicate the students’ need for both community and consistency – two things that they rarely experience when they are having to constantly move from one shelter, couch, garage, or basement to the next.”
Construction on the school has begun, and it will provide a refuge for approximately 200 underprivileged children. Besides classrooms, the school will include a living room, family room, a gym, and a stocked kitchen.
You can read more about this wonderful project here https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/new-school-designed-for-homeless-kids-in-okc/
Also, check out the following bloggers and any blog with the #WATWB.
Belinda Witzenhausen, Eric Lahti, Inderpreet Uppal, Mary Giese, Michelle Wallace, Peter Nena, Roshan Radhakrishnan, Simon Falk, Susan Scott, Sylvia McGrath, Sylvia Stein, Andrea Michaels, Peter Nena, Dan Antion, Shilpa Garg
You’re welcome to join the blogfest and “speak for peace.” Blogs are posted the last day of each month. Read the details here.
Please tell us in the comments what good news you have to share!