difficulté d'une enseignante

japalouise
Posted July 18, 2012 from Democratic Republic of the Congo

enseignante de carrière pendant 25 ans maintenant. nous somme obligé d'abandonné maintenant faute de moyen et charge qui nous guètent. 5 enfants à l'université, abandonnée par le mari , salaire maigre avec un montant de 50 dollars maison à alouée les soints des autre enfants 3 ,comment faire? on peut pas passé à la déboche entant que mama répresentante de l'eglise que faire on se trouve dans une difficulté totale ainsi que les autres membres de enseignante quoi faire aider nous à trouver une solution .merci et bonne comprehension.

Se madame japa louise/EDUCATION R.D.C/BUKAVU.

English translation by PulseWire member ngalula

I've been a teacher for 25 years. We are forced to leave now because of the lack of mean and aid that we are experiencing. I have five children at the university, my husband left me and have a very little salary, $50 dollars. I also have the rent to pay and other three kids to matain, how to do it? As a mother and member of the church I can't just leave everything. But what can we do? We find ourselves in such difficulties, us the teachers. What to do? Help us find a solution. Thanks and good understanding.

Here is is Miss Japa Louise / Education RDC / Bukavu

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Beatrice Ngalula Kabutakapua
Nov 05, 2012
Nov 05, 2012

I've been a teacher for 25 years. We are forced to leave now because of the lack of mean and aid that we are experiencing. I have five children at the university, my husband left me and have a very little salary, $50 dollars. I also have the rent to pay and other three kids to matain, how to do it? As a mother and member of the church I can't just leave everything. But what can we do? We find ourselves in such difficulties, us the teachers. What to do? Help us find a solution. Thanks and good understanding.

Here is is Miss Japa Louise / Education RDC / Bukavu

Leslie Stoupas
Nov 15, 2012
Nov 15, 2012

Dear Japalouise,

This sounds like a terribly difficult situation. I wonder if you can appeal to your university for better wages? Teachers are very important and such an inspiration. Does your government support your university? Is there any help there? What other kinds of work could you do that would use your teaching skills?

Don't ever forget what a valuable part of your community you are! You have much to contribute as a teacher and a mother. Maybe if there are many of you, you can come together to figure out some solutions that would work in your community? Please let us know your progress!

Flora Sussely
Nov 15, 2012
Nov 15, 2012

Dear Japalousie,

Have you considered starting your own tutoring service? In your own community you can help teach the children that are left without teachers and perhaps even trade food as well as money, or clothing for your children, for your work.

Remember that everywhere you go, you carry an educated mind and that is important and valuable. Your education and the power of what you can achieve with it is an example to your children and the women and children of your community. Do not despair. Move if you must but remember, at any time, you can offer classes and private tutoring to adults as well as children.

Perhaps, in some strange way, this is one of the many answers to our prayers for you.

Let us know what is happening.

~flora

Irmia Fitriyah
Nov 15, 2012
Nov 15, 2012

Dear Japalouise,

To be honest, I don't have any solutions to your problem. However, as women, let's figure it out together. And all I can say that, you're not alone :)

Mia

marvi82
Nov 19, 2012
Nov 19, 2012

Dear Japalouise,

It is a very difficult situation. One of those in which we need to stop and consider all the resources we and our environment have available. Like it has been said you have an educated mind and I am sure you will find a solution. You could get other teachers together and campaign for a better wage. You could teach also privately and try to get more money on the side or have any other part-time job.

We are too far from your reality to give solutions but I think you should positively look at what you can offer and what you can give.

Keep us updated.

In solidarity,

Marvi