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    Helping the kids at Bani Street school connect with their pen pals

    Day 264

    A Snapshot

    Yesterday, the Rohingya students at the Bani Street School read their letters from their Kansas pen pals with gusto. They were so excited to respond.

    But we wanted to make sure that included in their replies was a photo of themselves – just like in the letters they received from their pals.

    And we thought, I bet these kids don’t have any photos of themselves…let’s make sure they get one of their own, too!

    So we bought a Polaroid camera and plenty of film. Then we got to work.

    The kids were mesmerized by the Polaroid! It was almost like magic as their images slowly appeared – and they shrieked with joy once their photos started to take shape.

    It was important for the Kansas students to see who was writing back to them to connect on a deeper level. Plus, the students at Bani will always have a memento of the fun of today.

    It’s a nice feeling to be seen by others…and to feel your worth in the process.

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