Sometimes, my family and friends ask me why I do what I do. My answer is that the smile on kids' faces is valueless.
Last week, I started a new class of 8 students, two sessions a week. In the past I couldn't do this alone. But now there's an English woman volunteering with me to teach Iraqi kids. She was excited to meet with the students. On that day, she was waiting for me outside while it was raining heavily. Her clothes were all wet and she was using a scarf as an umbrella. Helen, whose last name shall remain anonymous, came with me and met the eight students as well as their families as we discussed with the kids the subjects they want to learn.
My students enjoyed meeting Helen, the new teacher, very much. She made them feel there are people who care about them.