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“Parents are raising money to provide their children with better education”

This piece of information is coming from the elementary school of Avstrovskiy in Jizzakh city. There are more than 40 first-year pupils in every class of the school. All parents of those first-grade pupils raised 15 thousand Som each to pass it to the teachers of the first-graders.

The teachers will pass the collected money to the director of the school to ensure that the teachers will not be mobilized for the cotton harvesting. This way, the teachers will be able to run their classes on a normal basis and teach the children. The money is enough to keep the teachers from the cotton fields for 15 days.

However, parents must continue this practice and collect money again within the next 15 days. Otherwise, the teachers will be forced to leave for the cotton harvesting.