Free materials could help struggling students

Whether through learning disabilities or learning difficulties, school is sometimes an oppressing task rather than an educational journey. Students who do not absorb or understand lessons as easily as others need extra help. Sometimes this help comes through teachers, classmates and parents. While those people do their best to help struggling students, sometimes, it is not enough. There are private tutors and tutoring facilities available, but such services are expensive and not an option for some families. Especially during this time of the year, when parents are shelling out money for school supplies, uniforms and other school necessities, hiring a tutor or buying self-help books or DVDs is out of the question.

And as much as a struggling student might despise school, sometimes their parents feel the same way as they sit with the child each evening, stressing through another day of homework.

With that said, Jeff Davis Parish residents should take advantage of free instructional materials that have been donated through Rotary District 6200 and the International Orthodox of Christian Charities. The materials are available to anyone – teachers, tutors, parents, public and parochial school students, as well as students who are home-schooled. The materials cover every subject, including language arts, math, English, Spanish, social studies, history and science for students in pre-kindergarten through sixth grade. Any person who wants such materials can visit 101 South Palmer Street in Welsh this coming Saturday, March 23, from 8 a.m. until noon. Attendees must box and load their own materials, but that is nothing when you consider just how expensive educational materials can be.

Those materials may not prove helpful for every single student, but considering that it is free, it is certainly worth trying.

Those with questions may call Welsh Rotarian Project Chairman Clarence Prudhomme at (337) 842-5790 or Chip Kyle at (337) 370-3852.

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