We Could Have Drowned, by Sunshai Buhawi

September 24, 2012 · 0 comments


Thank you so much, Janice, for your donation to The School in a Cart! Sunshai (photographed on the right) sends a poem she wrote about the August 2012 flood that swept through her makeshift home on 20th Street in Cubao, the Philippines. Aunt Marilyn, whom she thanks for saving her and her friend Dianne (left) from drowning, is a volunteer at The School in a Cart. The children of The School in a Cart got together to write and draw about their experiences surviving the flood and watching their few belongings be washed away. Sharing their fears and anxieties with each other and with people like yourself who show you care is helping them to heal.

Click on the image below to read Sunshai’s poem “We Could Have Drowned” (translated from Tagalog):


The home of Sunshai and her nine brothers and sisters:


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