wellness X dignity
May 8, 2019
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Suan’s story

It has been 4 years since I last saw my dad. One day he just disappeared…and I have not seen him since then. All I have of his memory is his nametag and a photo. There are days I just stare at his photo and wonder if he will ever come back home.

Because dad is not around, mom has to go to work. She works all the time. My older brother had to stop school when he was 15 years old to help support me and my two younger sisters to go to school. He and mom both work at the same restaurant.

Every day I walk with my two young sisters to Dignity. Once we get back from school, I have to cook and care for my sisters until our mom and brother get back from work, which is very late every night.

At the beginning of the year I could not speak any English, but now I can even speak to my teachers in English! I hope to finish my studies but I also feel bad that my mother and brother have to work so hard.

I wish that I won’t have to stop school to go to work next year, and that my brother can go to school too.

Children who are poor, often are robbed of their childhood and education. Join hands with us to reach out to more children like Suan.


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