Reuters reports that in ElPaso, Texas, many third-year students without extra-curricular reading have books to read; in Dayton, Ohio, disabled students will have special chairs to help them study quietly; and science teaching aids will be given to fifth-year students in Gilroy, California. The above is part of Lady Gagas funded local classroom program, which aims to bring hope to areas affected by large-scale shootings.
I want to turn my confusion, frustration and anger into hope, Lady Gaga wrote on her personal social networking website. In her article, she announced that her Born This Way Foundation would work with non-profit Donors Choose to fund projects that would allow teachers to get the support they need to inspire students to work together to achieve their dreams. She pledged full funding for 162 school programs, including applications from teachers in 125 classrooms in El Paso, 14 classrooms in Dayton and 23 classrooms in Gilroy. The total amount of contributions has not been disclosed.
El Paso and Dayton were hit by mass shootings a week ago, killing 31 people. Gilloy also shot three people to death during last months Food Festival. The deceased included three school-age children. In addition to 34 deaths and at least 65 injuries, the shootings are likely to have a psychological impact on young people in the three cities. Lady Gaga, on her personal social networking site, called for physical and mental health assistance. If youre struggling inside, be brave enough to tell someone you trust. I beg you, dont be afraid to ask for help. Many residents left messages thanking Lady Gaga for his generosity. A woman who claimed to be Teacher Alpaso wrote, This will have a positive impact on our community, so I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
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