Teachers around the world go to great lengths every day to ensure their children have access to education.
Students were dropping out of his school because their parents were forced to flee their homes in search of greener pastures for their livestock.
Eric was determined to keep his school open against all odds.
“For the last two years we had very little or no rain,” Eric said. “From last year, we have not received even a drop of rainfall.”
“There is, right now, not enough pasture, and even water, to sustain the animals around.
“People are forced to look for water. There is water about 50km from here but that is not for livestock, that is for the people first.”
During emergencies children are often forced to leave school. Sometimes it is temporary, and families are able to relocate to a place where their children can re-enrol or return once the emergency has passed.
Unfortunately, too often it is permanent.
Eric was worried about this happening at his school, so he and his staff devised a strategy.
“Some years back we were forced to close the school because of a passing drought like this one,” Eric said. “But recently we made a strategy.”