Thank you Amalia, by Jaynar Solana
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.