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August 20th, 2009
Time for School Series
Preview: Time for School 3
  • Fitzroy Romeo

    I Was watching the documentary of those children who are trying to change the world by going to school.they all touching but I choose to assist for a while only directly through pbs the one in Brazil.Sincerely Fitz

  • Karroum

    As Moroccan, we do have many kids who cannot afford to go school. In addition, the Moroccan public school is a crap sine the government arabised the system. The responsible did it while they sent their kids to private and international school. Knowing, the Arabic is not spoken in Morocco, it is dialect which mixture between French, Spanish , Berber and Arabic. I am still wondering why Moroccan responsibles had taken the decision the make Arabic as official language for elementary school. As result, many of the young generation cannot speak Arabic nor French.

  • uche

    hi my name is uche is there any way i could help that child in brazil? what a smart child please let’s not let another brain die.

  • Nancy Lewis

    Having just returned from Togo and Ghana, Africa, I saw many familiar images on this excellent documentary. Children having to do work in vast number instead of school reminded of US History 300 years ago and into the 20th century. I teach second grade today. We call it a global issue, but I content that 75 million children unable to have a primary education is an issue for everyone who lives on this planet. Global has become LOCAL in my mind and I am disheartened.

  • donna

    every day i see students in the u.s. who do not appreciate the education they receive. it really is important to educate. alot of these countries are in some of the trouble they are in, due to poor education. the taliban knows if they can controll the poor and uneducated people.

  • Stephen

    At some point in our lives we look at things and think they are hopeless. This is the feeling I have about this documentary. This could be added to the countless issues about our many cultures that make us just want to give up. I can only do so much, but there is so much that needs to done. You don’t know where to start. The first thing we must understand is that every child is priceless. Since in our many societies and cultures this is not true, we will continue to have these problems. I hope I’m wrong, but I see it here in the U.S. as well.

    Thank you for this program. It has once again put my life into perspective.

  • Yadiel

    I unintentionally stumbled upon this documentary and was instantly glued to the channel for the remainder of it. I can’t say that this has been the first program I have watched having to do with the difficulties and adversity faced everyday by individuals living in third world countries specifically children as it pertains to this particular program, however; it was if nothing else a wake up call more so at a personal level. I have been trying for eight years to finish College and continue to deliberately place on hold. What I can truly say is that never was I more aware of the opportunity that has been extended to me than after watching this documentary, seeing the struggled this kids go through daily to accomplish and education with the hope of changing their lives and helping those around them has truly rekindled a want withing me. I have taken up classes once again and will follow to place all my educational goals in a real perspective to be achieved as soon and as efficiently as possible. I can only hope that we all as citizens of the world will not only appreciate the opportunities we have been granted but will rather help those who have not been as fortunate.

  • Wide Angle

    For those of you who have expressed interest in helping the children in the film, please visit our “How You Can Help” page: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/wideangle/episodes/time-for-school-series/how-you-can-help/5521/

    There are organizations listed in the Kenya and Benin sections that work specifically with the kids in the film from those countries, Joab and Nanavi, as well as organizations that help children in each of the countries featured in the film.

  • Karen Weiner

    Kudos to Wide Angle for the wonderful work they have done once again in ‘Time for School 3′ and in the entire series! I am a teacher on Long Island & the advisor of Kenya Krew, and I wanted to jump in to respond to some of the wonderful responses from so many of you. If you would like to assist the children of Ayany Primary School (Joab’s school), my students and I would welcome your donations to our project!

    I’m thrilled to see that so many people were spurred to action by Joab’s story — it is truly heart-wrenching, and he is an incredible inspiration.

    The group my students and I have started, Kenya Krew, is aimed at building a school library at Ayany Primary School (as many of you have read on Wide Angle’s website). We have raised about $8000 toward our goal of $15,000, but some of that money has been used to replace the desks in the 7th grade classroom at Ayany, and to create a temporary Reading Room for the students until the library is constructed. Therefore, we may actually end up having to raise more than the original $15,000 — we are in the process of reassessing the amount.

    We have been working closely with the principal of Joab’s school, and as you can see on the website, we have developed tran-Atlantic friendships with the Ayany children through our pen pal activities. While donations to Kenya Krew would not go directly to Joab and his siblings, they would benefit all of the children of Ayany, many of whose stories are equally compelling and inspirational. If you are interested in contributing to our Kenya Krew project, you may send your donation to my attention at Lawrence Middle School, 195 Broadway, Lawrence, NY 11559. Checks should be made to Lawrence Middle School, with “Kenya Krew” written in the Memo line. We wire money directly from our account to Joab’s school, so that we are assured that the money ends up where it is intended.

    Ken, your organization sounds like it is doing wonderful work — I would certainly be interested in connecting with you by phone or email to discuss further our shared interest in working with the children of Kibera.

    Thank you all for your interest in Joab, his siblings and all of the children of Kibera. Please feel free to respond to my posting if you have any questions regarding Kenya Krew, and of course we welcome your donations to our cause!

    Best wishes to all,
    Karen Weiner, Kenya Krew advisor (NY)

  • Mary

    I’m wondering when Time for 3 episode will be available on your website?

  • Murtaza Hassanali Kermali

    What a hopeless situation. The Amercal and Other courties Militaries spend Billions on Killing Their own race and civillians, and they could kill the worolds food shortage with a mere 2-3 of the Military Budget. It shows how their (ours too) policies lie. We should stand up to them and voice our real concerns and policies instead of thinking “it is too much for one person to do” and things like that. After all, we elected them and we can get rid of them too.

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  • Brescia

    I Was watching the documentary of those children who are trying to change the world by going to school.they all touching but I choose to assist for a while only directly through pbs the one in Brazil.Sincerely Fitz

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