Salematu's Secret Boxby Elizabeth Sach
This assembly story for primary schools reminds children about those less fortunate than them, and the value that education can have in the lives of people living in poverty stricken areas. It follows Salematu, a ten year old girl living in Africa, who is attending her first day of school on her birthday. The story demonstrates the happiness that is brought to the young child as she is sponsored by a Christian community to go to school and receive presents on her birthday.
This story focuses on poverty and is based on the themes of religion and kindness. It comes from More Brilliant Assembly Stories, written by Elizabeth Sach and published by Brilliant Publications.