How Poor Housing Affects Learners
Bad housing affects children’s ability to learn at school and study at home. Homeless children are two to three times more likely to be absent from school than other children due to the disruption caused poor housing, this affects the way they sleep, lowers their level of aggressiveness and consequently affects their level of attentiveness in class. Every child deserves to have a good housing in order to achieve a successful academic life.
We share with you a story of one family (Mrs. Ann Esikangwa) in one of the rural community in Vihiga. Mrs.AnnEsikangwa has a family of six, four of her children attend Village to Global Achievers School, our community school in Vihiga.
in 2019, her house was almost falling on them, with leaking roof everywhere and above all not even cloths to put on. Four of the learners stopped attending classes and immediately our team followed up on the family and behold the above was the findings.
we have put hands to together to support the learners and the family by blessing them with a semi-permanent house last year.
Ever since this happened, we have seen great smiles on the faces of the family, the learner’s grades have greatly improved and increased 90% class attendance of these learners.
Decent, affordable housing is important to families. Certainly, it fulfills a basic human need for shelter, but it also contributes to the wellbeing of both parents and children. … Decent, affordable housing reduces stress, toxins, and infectious disease, which leads to improvement in both physical and mental health. This greatly boosts the quality of education in children.
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