Volunteer Life in Pictures #23
Volunteer Life in Pictures #23: The kids are standing in the middle of the main road of their village. It's 7am in the morning. They have 'showered', combed their hair and their uniform is crisp and clean. In their hands they hold a poster that they have created. A letter on each. When they stand together the letters spell out HOPE. Once I tried to explain to a past volunteer the importance of hope, and what it meant for me and the children. That it is more than just a feeling. I failed him because he left. It was hope that my mum used to survive 3years in a prison camp. Hope that there will be people somewhere who cared enough to help her. Hope that their was good in the very people that imprisoned her. Hope that things will change. These kids are filled with the same kind of hope and it helps them survive. There is nothing wrong with that.