Our team has struggled to edit this video.
We have gone back and forth: removing a section about alcohol abuse, adding back a section about alcohol abuse, adding raw footage of homeless children before they joined our school, removing raw footage of homeless children before they joined our school.
We are often conflicted about portraying some of these harsh realities as they are, because we fear they perpetuate stereotypes. In the final edits, Joseph's story wove itself through the narrative and we realized that is the story of Flying Kites.
Joseph's past might be what you would expect, given our work with some of the world's most vulnerable children, but his future is all his own.
These kids are changing the story, one day at a time. Thank you for making that possible.
Pip Best, Director of Programs