More than half of the children attending this Bridge of Hope center have mothers who work as prostitutes in the red light district.
It was early. The Bridge of Hope center had no children within its classrooms. Dedicated men and women arrived to set up the place. Very soon, every nook and cranny would be filled with eager and hungry youngsters…some of whom came from a very dark background.
These were children who may have otherwise been left to roam the streets; children who were perhaps destined to live in poverty, become drunkards or prey for sex traffickers. But now, these children were on their way to a future quite different from the generations before them.
A Joyful Investment
Once all the children arrived, they settled down for their morning tutoring lessons and hot meal. The boys and girls all looked neat and clean, which boasted quietly of the hard work of their Bridge of Hope teachers, who felt privileged to be part of these once-unruly children’s lives.