First Day of School!

Tears, tears, and more tears, mixed with shouts of delight and plenty of laughter.

Gorgeous renditions of both the Thai and English alphabet...

beautiful old children's songs...

and ancient nursery rhymes.

The first day of the new school year has finally arrived!

Our 23 Mercy kindergartens opened yesterday to welcome almost 3,000 slum children – tomorrow’s scholars – ages three to seven years old, who are ready to gain their first lessons on a path to a lifetime love of learning.

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