Ahmed (9) teaches a country destroyed by war

Ahmed is a teacher at a school in Yemen. And that‘s special, because he’s only 9 and he‘s blind.

His town of Ta’Izz has been almost completely destroyed by massive bombing. Children are taught in the ruins of the school building. The walls are no longer standing. When it rains, the water comes in.

In Yemen it has been unsafe for years and at least two million children are not going to school. Also, there is often no money to pay teachers and masters. If that‘s why they don’t show up, Ahmed will take over the lesson. He likes to do it and gives only the subjects he knows a lot about.

The war is not over for now. During class, the children hear regular shots. Yet the teachers and Ahmed try to keep the lessons going as much as possible. They hope it gets better in the future.