Postcards from the edge

Postcards from the edge
Tales of (mis)adventure from abroad

Promise Kept

Promise Kept

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We were walking back towards the orphanage and the kids were laughing and jumping and throwing punches in the air. But I was sad. My 3-hour boxing lesson was just a glimpse of an opportunity they could never have. Henry asked me when I would come back to teach them more. As hard as it was to say while looking into his hopeful eyes, I couldn’t guarantee that I actually would. But I made him a promise: I wouldn’t forget them and I would try to send groups of volunteers to continue what I had started. Promise fulfilled.

-Yannick



There are 3 comments.

  1. comment number 1 by: Rachel

    This summer is a little too soon for me to volunteer for this project, but is there going to be a repition, maybe a shorter one over the Christmas holidays? I REALLY want to be a part of this.

  2. comment number 2 by: Yannick

    Absolutely, I’m preparing the first group to leave in May, but this is a running project from now on, and seeing the interest after my info session about it this week, it looks like I will actually get to send a group every semester from now on…It’s the best thing I could’ve hoped for.

  3. comment number 3 by: marie-eve

    Wow!..c’est tellement une belle idée! Je suis sur que tu sauras transmette tes grandes passions à plusieurs futur initiés..!
    Je comprend ce petit garçon de vouloir en savoir plus, car quand on t’as eu comme professeur on veut apprendre, à tout pris.. 😀 !!

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