Silence can change. No texting, talking or tweeting. The Vow of silence is an annual event SDSS students participate in to give children across the world a voice who otherwise wouldn't have one. As of today 58 million children are out of school and 25 million will most likely never get the chance to.
"These kids obviously can talk so why would we stop talking just for a group of kids who can't go to school?"
It isn't just about kids not going to school. There are millions of children and teens worldwide who are stuck being someones slave. Chained every single day to an old rusty machine, forced hours upon hours through excruciating pain to tie knots on carpets or hand sew clothes that we buy in a store not thinking about where they came from. Not to mention the meals they get. 1 small portion of rice or noodles expected to get them through the whole day. These kids have no voice. They can't just get up and tell their master they want out. That would get them killed. Or forced to do worse unthinkable things. You see, these kids will never get to go to school. Some of them might not even remember what their families look like they were sold into slavery at such a young age. Maybe instead of complaining about getting up early and going to school, give yourself a new outlook and put yourself in a position of a child who would never get to go to school. To get an education. Think of how amazingly privileged we are. We go silent to give these kids a voice. To raise awareness that not every kid across the earth is playing on their fancy new iPhone 6's. To raise awareness to show that these kids need help. So go silent with us. Help change the world.
Written by Emma O'Halloran
In October our class went to the Bird Sanctuary. We fed the ducks on the land and we gave them food in the Duck pond. We fed the cute chickadees that flew down to get the seeds from our hands. They flew back and forth from the branches to our hands, gathering seeds to store. We didn’t have a chance to feed the Canadian Geese or White Snow Geese either. That’s too bad, because there were so many of them. We drove in the white district school bus and we sang some songs out loud. It was so much fun and a real great time.
My friends and I went to the Pumpkin Patch, I thought it was fancy because I saw a princess. We went to the Country Farms Pumpkin Patch in Richmond and Maribel drove us there. We sang silly songs on the bus, but not Christmas songs as it’s TOO EARLY for Christmas songs.
At the Pumpkin Patch we laughed so hard that it made our heads almost fall off, it was SO FUNNY! People were dressed up in many different costumes, such as a pumpkin, corn on the cob, Superman, Elsa, a cow, princesses and cow boys. We took a hayride and we sang country songs with a cow girl playing her bango. I picked a plump, little pumpkin, not much bigger than a basketball, but it was a beautiful pumpkin. We brushed our boots off in the puddles and returned to school with our pumpkins, the rain didn’t stop us from having fun.
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