One of our volunteers noticed that every morning, this boy would stop what he was doing and run to a car side mirror to look at his reflection. It was his daily ritual, happening like clockwork - every day she would see this boy bounding over to a car door to take a peak of himself before school.
She quickly realised that this was his only opportunity to see himself and understand what he looks like: there were no mirrors in his home, no place to check if his face was clean, or even to understand what he looked like. His home is not decorated with pictures nor family photos. His little ritual of running to a driver side mirror was his one and only daily glance of who he was. A fleeting look in the car door mirror is his only chance to see his face, to understand his features and how he was different and how his face was changing as he was getting older.
This little boy is one of the lucky ones who gets to go to school. Many children in the slums do not yet have the opportunity. With your support this can change. Medical Mercy Canada is partnering with the Havilla Children’s Centre to purchase land and build a school. Right now 80 children can attend school, with the majority of children turned away due limited space and funding. This project will purchase land with the proposal of building a school that can house 200 students, with a subsidized model that will allow more children to go to school.