Choosing a Park

Children's faces are blurred to protect their identity

News that the Brighter Tomorrow children were searching for options for their promised outing spread to the shops where they worked. Workshop owners and their customers all had helpful ideas about where the children might go. One of the customers pulled out his cell phone to show one of our child laborers a video of a riverside park that he knew about. When the boy saw it, he asked the customer to come with him to the school to show it to the rest of the children. Moved by the boy’s excitement, the customer did so.

After watching the video, the children unanimously decided for the riverside park.  

This is very exciting for them, as this will be the first time in their lives to go to a park, see a river, feel flowing water, ride bikes, swing on swings, and do all the other things that children do in parks. This will be the first time in their lives that they get to choose what they want and have their wish granted – the first time in their lives to make a decision and have that decision honored.