Sue Guiney's Introductory Post - contains important links
My Q and A with Dana Hui Lim author of Mother and the Tiger- A Memoir of the Killing Fields. - essential background information
In the poem "Helping People" we see a wonderful open hearted expression of compassion. Themes of floods recur in the works of the workshop participants. I am honored to share this work. Like all participants, Donna (a pen name is used in all posts to protect the privacy of participants) is in the opening stages of learning English.
"Helping People" by Donna
When I travel to this country
I see floods come up and I feel unhappy
I see the water in their houses
People are moving their house; they help their child to go
I am still sorry for them and afraid
I want to help them, but I don’t have money
Now I have money, I can help them
I am still happy when I see their problems decrease
People can build their houses
Their child can study.
Donna, age 14
One day I went to an exhibition with the Anjali group and the teacher admired my work. This was the 6th time that I got a compliment for taking photos. I felt very happy. This was the first time that I heard some people from Unicef say to me that I am good at photography. When I heard that I felt very happy because they gave me a big hope.
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