The Abbot Boy
Hsy Hurng was seven years old when the Abbot from the town temple noticed him on the streets of Arunatei. Hsy Hurng and his little brother were homeless, and hopeless. Their mother had died and their father was unable to care for them. Hsy, only seven years old, was already filling the role of a single parent. Taking care of his little brother, washing their clothes in the town lake, and trying to find them food. They were always hungry. They were hungry for food, for care, for shelter, and for hope.
Arunatei is a small town in northern Thailand close to the border of Burma. The local Abbot and his associate, Noom Hkurh, director of the School of Hope. Schools of Hope gave Hsy and his younger brother a home, friends, and an education so that they can grow and develop their skills and dreams.
Hsy, is 15 years old now. He is healthy and happy. His favourite animal is a giraffe, his favourite colour is blue, and his favourite sport is soccer. He is now in grade seven, and is a great math student. Travelling to Shan state in Burma, where his parents were born, is one of his dreams. His overall goal for his future is to finish school, and become a teacher and help others who were like him.
None of this would have been possible without the Schools of Hope. It has allowed him to develop opinions, goals, and skills. MMC supports the Schools of Hope so that all the children living there can prosper and succeed like Hsy.