۲۹ مهر ۱۴۰۰ |۱۴ ربیع‌الاول ۱۴۴۳ | Oct 21, 2021
The cost of heading back to school can pile up. Basic classroom supplies can run more than $100 per student, and that's before the new clothes, bags and everything else needed to start the year off ri

In Yellowknife, Catholic school board students started last Thursday, while other schools prepare to open on Tuesday.

Hawzah News Agency - (Yellow knife - Canada) - The cost of heading back to school can pile up. Basic classroom supplies can run more than $100 per student, and that's before the new clothes, bags and everything else needed to start the year off right.

In Yellowknife, Catholic school board students started last Thursday, while other schools prepare to open on Tuesday.

Ritah Lunkuse was out shopping for some last-minute items on Wednesday.  "It's very expensive, I usually spend a few months saving, so that I can be in a position to shop for all the kids — I have three in total. Yeah, so it's very expensive for me," she said.

Meanwhile, in the neighbouring communities of Ndilo and Detah, the Yellowknife Islamic community has donated more than 150 backpacks filled with school supplies to help give Indigenous students a boost.

"Some of our families are low income … so every little bit that we can help these families is a welcome thing," said Ndilo Chief Ernest Betsina, who accepted the school supplies at K'alemi Dene School last Wednesday.

"The students will benefit directly because they will have new school supplies."

Betsina said he hopes this gives students a good head start to the school year.

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