Being bullied as a teenager is stressful enough. Add social media to the mix, and it makes the experience even more humiliating.
A New Jersey high school principal combat bullying in a very different way. When he realized that one of the reasons why some students don’t attend their classes is because they were being bullied for having dirty clothes, Akbar Cook, principal of West Side High School in Newark, New Jersey installed a new laundromat in the school.
Akbar Cook was tired of students being belittled over their circumstances.
The principal said that students were being bullied because their clothes were dirty.
Cook said a lot of students were humiliated because their clothes were not clean. Other students make fun of those who go to class with dirty clothes. Others even took photos of the stained clothing and post them on social media.
So come September 4, the new free laundromat for students will be set up in the school premises.
“These are kids, good kids who want to learn, that are missing three to five days a month because they were being bullied because they were dirty,” Cook said.
Cook discovered a PSE&G grant from a foundation associated with one of Newark’s utility companies.
He transformed the football locker room into a launfry room after getting $20,000 from the Foundation. Cook then installed five washing machines and five dryers to accomodate more students in need of clean clothes.
The facilities are free for all students to utilize, some of whom are homeless and have no way to wash their clothes.
After Cook’s amazing gesture appeared on social media, many donated some much needed items like detergent and dryer sheetsh through the school’s Amazon wishlist so that students will have enough supply for their laundry.
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Man Abandoned By His Mother 64 Years Ago Finds Birth Family Through Online DNA Test
How amazing what technology can do to help us find lost loved ones.
Imagine growing up without knowing who your biological parents really are. It is a reality that some of us had to go through in life.
This is a sad story of a man who was abandoned in a telephone booth 64 years ago when he was still a baby, with an unusual twist. Online technology combined with DNA testing breakthroughs helped this man locate his biological family.
A man from Arizona named Steve Dennis was said to have been left by his mother in a phone booth while he was still an infant.
Woman Caught Shoplifting For Kids’ School Clothes, Cop Pays Items With Own Money
“It was just something I felt compelled to do, and it really came from the heart.”
There’s nothing that a parent would not do for their children. Unfortunately, not all can give their kids everything that they wanted and needed.
Just like one Connecticut mom, for example. Her kids are about to go to school, but her pocket just can’t afford to buy them new clothes. Despite knowing that shoplifting is illegal, she just felt not having any options at the time.
Store employees caught the 27-year-old mom on camera puting some items into a bag and quickly called the police. Fairfield Police Sgt. Hector Irizarry arrived and inspected what happened. He then noticed that the bag was full of children clothing.
Artist With Cerebral Palsy Carves And Paints With His Feet
If there’s a will, there’s a way.
If there’s a will, there’s a way. That phrase might be old and overused, but that’s the best way to describe a very talented and inspiring man from Bhutan.
Pema Tshering was diagnosed with cerebral palsy when he was a child, but he didn’t allow himself to be a slave to his illness. Instead, he pursued his passion in art despite all the trials and difficulties of his condition.
Pema had a tough childhood. He was abandoned by his parents when he was six after finding out that he had cerebral palsy.