“I feel like you’ve always kept me in some part of you and now that I’m in front of you, the magnet inside of me

An Atypical Penpal Story (Rappler)

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.