Thursday, August 19, 2010

Tears for Angelie Jayne Parawan, Grade 2

Angelie, 8 years old and Grade 2 pupil was one of the scholars of our partner organization, the Association of Bansalenos Worldwide. When I saw the pictures of the ABW scholars, one stood out. A girl with blond hair and very fair skin. I concluded she was an albino,with pale skin, light hair, pinkish eyes, and visual from a hereditary inability to produce the pigment melanin.melanin. Angelie was a beautiful albino. None on her physical feature that you can see that she had pigment abnormalities.
Angelie, was one of the 85 scholars of ABW and Wimler. Without the financial assistance, Angelle would not be able to go school.

She does not need her school bag , pencil and papers anymore. Angelie died of dengue fever, an acute mosquito-borne infection caused by the dengue viruses.We are saddened by this news. It is not fair. Angelie had the opportunity to finish Grade 2 but she was deprived of life at a very early age. Dengue fever is not deadly if attended right away. But then again, Angelie's parents may not have the money to pay for her medication.

Just like the case of many children of poor families, Angelie is deprived of many things in life: the right to education, shelter, health; the right to be happy.

Rest in peace Angelie. You are now among the angels in heaven. Perhaps, in death, life is much better and kinder for you.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Parents, teachers, and pupils in Mlang Pilot Elementary School plant vegetable seedlings

Update: February 13, 2011

We just had our second harvest! Please see our new pictures here (Album 4)

Now that the rainy season is over, the parents, teachers, and pupils of Mlang Pilot Elementary School started planting the vegetable seedlings. The is a joint project of the school and Wimler.

More photos can be viewed Album 1 here

Pictures Album 2 Harvest time

Album 3, November 2010

Tuesday, August 3, 2010