exploding in fire.
The Photographer: Valter Scappini
they are helped by the support program of Compassion.com. This is the story and, believe me, it has been incredible to me to see how easy it is to give a child a respectable life with a small contribution: I spend 26 Euros per month ~$38 USD ~ (less than 1E per day, in effect the cost of an espresso). This money is enough to take a child (if the parents agree) and bring a young person into the sponsorship program. The program offers him or her a basic education, (not only school or training for work, but also health care and those things taken for granted in our culture but still so significant for them) , clothes and vaccinations. So Valter, not exactly a religious guy, often disenchanted by people, experienced how these children could really have a chance, and hope for the future.
Compassion.com’s program offered no generic words, and no beautiful images like those advertisements we see on the TV. No, It was a small school with poor material, but a school. There were uniforms for the students. Many times the uniforms were ripped but they had them. So what we have seen is not real, harsh poverty, but what a simple, basic, modest support (1 Euro a day in my case) can do. And this is something gorgeous. I do not think I will ever meet any of those children that I support, but I know that maybe they will have a decent life in their country, and this will improve things for the entire country. You know, it is always a matter of a critical mass. If you reach the critical mass, all things start moving by themselves in that direction. The path is incredibly far yet, but like a philosopher said: "each long path starts with a small step".
If you decide to Sponsor a child or give a donation, please add to Valter and Nicolino’s blessings by returning to this blog and letting us know either by response or email to me personally that you sponsored a child or gave to this worthy program. Thank you so much!