Elizabeth Kiem is the online producer of unicefusa.org
I have a son who has reached the age of occasional belly-aching about having to get out of bed and go to school. It’s hard not to become a parody of a scold: “You don’t know how good you’ve got it, kid. Kids in Africa today are walking miles to go to a classroom where they have sit on the floor!”
But it’s true.
Across Africa millions of children are trying to learn under the least conducive circumstances and in the least comfortable conditions.
Tune in to MSNBC tonight. Lawrence O’Donnell, host of The Last Word visits Malawi, where nearly 3 million kids study on the ground or on the floor.
O’Donnell has teamed up with the U.S. Fund in an ambitious campaign to raise money to supply these much needed desks. Learn more tonight on MSNBC at 10pm ET!
(I’ll be letting my son stay up late to do so!)