In a very small village, there was a little school with two classes, one for boys and one for girls.
A very kind couple were the teachers of the school.
Kids in the school were underprivileged. The couple wanted to help a lot but they didn’t have much either. They wrote to the school boards asking for some help but none of their letters were taken seriously.
One day, they decided to give one prize to each class from their own pocket to the extent that they could afford.
They chose to give a complete outfit of a dress and shoes to one girl and a shirt, pants and shoes to one boy.
The teachers went to their class and announced: “Now that school is almost over, the board is gifting one set of clothing for your hard work. Please write down your names and drop them into this bag. We will be pulling out one name and the lucky person will get the clothing.”
All the students dropped their folded paper in the bag.
Both teachers brought all the students to the front yard to do the balloting.
First was the girls’ polling. Their teacher put her hand in the bag and shuffled. She brought one paper out. When she unfolded it, there was a big “Sima” written on it.
Sima got so excited and cried secretly.
Now it was boys’ turn. Their teacher did the same and took out a paper and unfolded it.
“Ali” was written on the paper. Ali was Sima’s brother. They both won the prize and were so happy. The kids were cheering for them.
All the students went home and the couple looked at each other and said: “What a coincidence!”
Sima and Ali were a little poorer and more broken than the others.
The couple got curious and emptied their bags to see the names.
Tears came to their eyes when they saw only “SIMA” was written on all folded paper of girls’ class, and “ALI” on all folded paper of the boys.
Even though all the kids were in need, they all knew Sima and Ali needed the clothes more.