City Soleil : a melody of hope
City Soleil is a shantytown in Haiti. This city is experiencing extreme poverty and hunger, unemployment, formation of armed gangs, violations under violence, as well as various diseases. However, there are many children exposed to this situation. This is not their choice but what they are born with. Human beings can indeed adjust to their environment but one can nurture the courage to face it through learning. Saying no to their destined environment and learning continuously by dreaming for a better tomorrow.
As City Soleil Project made progress, I began to wonder what one can actually do to make change for the children in this little village where hope and despair coexisted. It was around that time I got to have a casual conversation with musicians from Kansas City who were also visiting to support the children. We discussed about establishing a music school and, to our surprise, we were soon able to receive a donation of great number of musical instruments which enabled us to actualize our little talk. We initiated humbly and it did not take long to see a great crowd of children gathered at the door of the music school. This is the narratives of the children who prevail in hunger but in sincerity.