An Atypical Penpal Story (Rappler)
An account of a friendship from 1987:
It was a social experiment my progressive Montessori school in Manila wanted to perform on its upper middle-class students and the children of the nearby slums. The objective of the exercise was to let privileged private school children put a face to the poverty that was just outside their window. I’m not sure what the goal was for the other side.
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