A Day in the Life of Teacher Joan at Gateway Nursery and Primary School. She is the 7th grade teacher.
Joan wakes up at 4 or 4:30am yes AM and walks (Yes, I said walks!) around 30 minutes with her foster child to Gateway! This child goes to Gateway!
The childrens/teachers school days are from, get this, 6am-5pm!
Then once the children leave school, Joan and other teachers have to work after to prepare, remember they do not have printers and such so they copy all of the work, and so she stays at school til 6pm or 6:30pm and then walks home and gets home by 7pm.
Then she makes dinner and does laundry. Dinner can take up to two hours as she has to put charcoal in the "stove" and then wait up to 2 HOURS for the beans to cook. She feeds her foster child and herself on the budget of an extremely small amount.
Then she goes to bed at 11pm and wakes up at 4:30am.
ALSO: Joan is a single foster mother!
Joan has two children that she helps in Uganda!
One child is in 4th grade and lives with her and she pays this child's food and school fees on the salary that she has, which is very little. She also has another child that she helps as the child's parents are very poor and this child lives with their parents but Joan pays for the child's school fees as the child's parents cannot....
When Rachel Guy was in elementary school, she was fascinated by children in African countries; her heart was particularly drawn to children who had been orphaned. At the age of twelve, the country of Uganda became the focus of Rachel’s interest and concern when a close family friend, Nancy Wellham, invited her to join her on a mission’s trip there. It was on this trip that Rachel visited Gateway Nursery and Primary school and fell in love with the people there. Four years ago, Rachel was shocked when she was invited to start a ministry for the school. With humility and gratitude, she said, “Yes” to this unlikely adventure with God.