The house of a Project Why teacher,
Compact and bijou, the street a garden.
Built 25 odd years ago, illegally on municipal land,
Rent paid to the illegal landlord.
No guarantee the bulldozers won’t ever turn up.
Better than some, better than a lot,
Better than most, better than not,
One step up from tin,
One step needed again,
Project Why teaches then employs,
Project Why teachers then teach.
The gift that just keeps on giving,
Breaking the cycle of poverty,
Keeping the teacher in the slum,
Giving the step up to aspire.
Project Why gives, people give back.
One cycle breaks,
Another cycle evolves,
To become the way forward.