Emauni Manley: How 2nd Grader Raised Money For Classmates Who Cannot Afford Lunch

Emauni Manley: How 2nd Grader Raised Money For Classmates Who Cannot Afford Lunch

  • Emauni Jeanise Manley was a second-grader in Charles County, Maryland, when she helped raise funds to get lunch for her colleagues
  • At the time, some of her mates couldn't afford to pay for their lunch and had cheese sandwiches in their lunch
  • After learning about their situation, she teamed up with her mom to raise over $4,300 to pay for their lunches

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Emauni Jeanise Manley helped raise over $4,300 (GHc26,187.00) in cash to pay for the lunches of her mates who couldn't afford it.

At the time, Manley was a 7-year-old second-grader in Charles County, Maryland in the United States of America.

She told NBC that she noticed some of her classmates were having only cheese sandwiches in their lunch.

Second-grader raises money for classmates who cannot afford lunch
How 2nd Grader Raised Money For Classmates Who Cannot Afford Lunch Photo credit: Emauni Manley
Source: Instagram

Teaming up with her mom

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After learning about some of her classmates not being able to afford lunch, she consulted with her mother, Rosalynd Manley, who is also a teacher in her school.

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The pair teamed up to raise funds on Facebook towards helping deprived kids in her school who couldn't afford to pay for their lunch.

Their initiative received support from hundreds of people who donated money towards their project.

Exceeding expectations

The duo initially targeted to raise $800, but within a week, they raised over $4,300, said Total News 24.

Manley became an author at the age of five and she is already making a difference in the lives of her classmates.

She is also a model and an entrepreneur with her own clothing line, EmauniJ Collection, a T-shirt line she designs herself.

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Meanwhile, a Ghanaian teacher, Michael Owusu Afriyie, better known as Teacher Kwadwo, has provided two girls with new uniforms, bags, and sneakers to start schooling.

Teacher Kwadwo, who doubles as a comedian, fulfilled a promise he made to the girls' parents when he first visited them in their village.

Maabena and her big sister had not enrolled in school when he arrived in the village, and he made it his mission to provide them with the necessary educational items to start school.

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Early in September, Fredrick Mensah, a class one teacher, provided six of his pupils with free school uniforms on behalf of a donor.

In a Facebook post, he disclosed that a Good Samaritan named Tenisha Rosand reached out to him after posting about his love for his work as a teacher.

Mensah accompanied the post with photos of his class one pupils.

Source: Yen.com.gh

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