To the Editor:
About two years ago I attended an event in Washington, D.C. where the First Lady of Afghanistan, Ms. Ashraf Ghani, spoke on behalf of the Aschiana Foundation. She passionately voiced the importance of educating Afghani children displaced from their homes due to war. She said that it is through education that these children will earn a better life. That evening I personally made a promise to Ms. Ghani that I would share with the students of Cooper Middle School what I had learned about the Aschiana Foundation.
This year I challenged the students of Cooper to collect paper, pencils and other supplies for the Aschiana School.
They even created fillable storybooks for the students of Aschiana to express their interests mathematically through words, equations, tables and graphs—“Rule of 4!” These same students created their own “Rule of 4” storybooks. They are aware of the importance of pencil and paper for all students to learn globally. We hope the students of Aschiana enjoy composing their own storybooks as much as the students of Cooper.
Seventh grade Math teacher
Cooper Middle School