Galong is over forty years old and has been a part of our Mercy family for fifteen years. A few years after he joined us, we enrolled Galong in our three-year kindergarten at Mercy Centre. He loved school – so much so that he graduated from kindergarten twelve consecutive years. Recently, Galong got bored with the routine, or maybe he felt he was too grown up for it. He decided to drop out, though he still cherishes his friendship with his old teacher and still visits her when he has the time.These days Galong is quite busy. He is working at a noodle stand down the street from one of our old shelters. The husband and wife who run the noodle stand love Galong and are happy he is a part of their lives. Every working day, Mr. Suwich, a Mercy House Dad and member of our legal aid centre team, takes Galong to the noodle shop and brings him home to Mercy on a motorcycle. Galong has never been happier. Full text of article here. All photos by Yoonki Kim.
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