Stop jumping up and down like a cricket? Me? Why?

L’École, 5th of 6 children, and the first in his family to go past BECE (the junior public exams), can’t contain himself.  His smile is so big, and his laugh so infectious, you can’t help but laugh with him. [net too slow for the photo to prove it]
Sheak, a little quieter still can’t help chuckling to himself as he re-re-re-reads his results.
They both have passed 9 out of 9 subjects and so excellently that, if sponsors can be found, they will go straight through to tertiary studies.
Both of these lads are from homes with no hope of helping them to finish their education.  With real determination and patience, they have battled on, despite quite difficult odds.  Today is pay back time.
Their fellow students are full of it.  ‘You see EducAid students!’  ‘You see how good we are !’

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