Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Many of our visitors will remember Kendy, the incorrigible little boy with a bright smile and an impish personality. However, as charming and fun as he was to be around, he had a streak of bad behavior that, unfortunately, culminated in him being sent home when he threw a rock (pictured) at his house mother.
This is sad news and it shows the reality here in Haiti: we work for the children, to give them a better future - and the kids themselves all have several sides to their personalities, many have a great potential for good but are carrying scars from pasts of abuse or the outright struggle to survive. Sometimes destructive tendencies win out and stretch our capacity beyond the limit.
In days like these, we're not pleased with having to send away a child, and we look forward to a time when we can have a level of psychological expertise and even stronger resources in childcare so behavioral problems can be addressed before we resort to these means.
There is still hope for Kendy. He's still young, and can change (in which case we'd be glad to have him back). Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers.