Thank you Amalia, by Jaynar Solana

November 26, 2012 · 1 comment


Jaynar Solana is eleven years old and is in the fourth grade at school in Cubao, the Philippines. He and his nine-year-old sister Jean lost their mother a few years ago. They started attending The School in a Cart on weekends and summer holidays while their father was working a construction job across the street. It was also on 20th Street that their father met Amalia Flores, a house aid. She took in Jaynar and Jean at once and loved them as if they were her own children. Now she and their father are married and expecting a baby. Jaynar misses his mother, but is grateful to have Amalia and a whole family again. Thank you Jason and Tomas for making a donation to The School in a Cart and for giving Jaynar this space to say “I love you” to Amalia.

Click on the image below to read Jaynar’s poem “Thank you Amalia” (translated from Tagalog):



Jaynar with his step-mom Amalia

If you would like to see Jaynar’s artwork for Amalia, click here.



  • http://LifttheLidandseeWhat'sInside Alfredo Olavidez

    Its truly amazing to hear of a step-mother and step-son loving relationship!

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