Teacher Abdul turns leftover bread into schooling for poor students

Abdul Rahman Zghoul is a teacher in Jordan. He is also one of A World at School's Global Youth Ambassadors.

The 24-year-old works at the public Al Rashid Secondary School in Ruseifa, to the east of the capital Amman. The crowded school caters mainly for Syrian refugee children.

When he saw many of the children throwing away their leftover bread, he had a great idea.

Abdul launched an exciting initiative which turns that leftover bread into money which is being used to help poor students and for maintenance work at the school.

He told the Jordan Times: “I put boxes around the school where children can throw their leftover bread. Student volunteers help me by touring the neighbourhoods in the area every Saturday to collect leftover bread from households.”

That bread is then sold to livestock breeders to feed their animals. Poor students are given a small amount of money per day so they do not quit school to work.

The money is also being used to buy books and stationery as well as funding maintenance to the school.

Abdul, who has a biology degree, is interested in environment protection. He is to hold a workshop for students from several schools on recycling and protecting the environment.

You can read the full Jordan Times article here.