Published: 2017-09-17 11:19
Last Updated: 2017-09-17 11:36
The children are our future, and this Jordanian man certainly believes it.
A Jordan Valley resident donated a seven-bedroom house to the local council and had it turned into a school for first, second and third graders.
The house-turned-school can potentially take up to 170 students.
Salem Abu Than said that he felt it was his national duty to donate his house, adding that the initiative aims to reduce the overcrowding of students in the area, which will in turn reduce the potential number of car accidents, seeing as small children travel up to three kilometers to reach the nearest school in both summer and winter.
The Director of Education for Southern Jordan Valley, Ali Al Qaraleh, said that the Ministry of Education does little to serve the citizens of his area, adding that he will be in touch with the Ministry of Education to ask them to furnish the new school.
This article is an edited translation from the Arabic Edition