Adults, with violence, prejudice and greed, destroyed their school. Despite the widespread fear after the event the children were the first to creep back, to see what had happened to their school.
To these kids ‘their school‘ is a term that means so much more than just the place they get an education. For them their school was often the only place where they were safe, happy and well fed. It was were people had time to listen to them, played with them, read to them. They played sport here, painted pictures, even watched television on occasion. The buildings were large (to their eyes) and made of stone, when it rained they stayed dry in them.
Now they are helping to clear up the mess that adult violence left behind.
If we can rebuild, if they help to bring their school back to life, what a powerful experience that will be for these children. To be part of a vital and practical demonstration against bullying and repression. To see us, other adults, standing up for them, and to stand up for themselves.
This is how we help young people change the world.
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