National writing Day: A Happily Ever After for Our Orphans
National Writing Day is a joyous occasion that marks the power of making art through the craft of creative writing. Two weeks ago on National Writing Day, our orphaned children wrote short stories. These short stories are articulately written and embody the physical manifestation of their emotions, expressions and the “happily ever after” that our orphans believe in, thanks to the Global Orphan Care programme.
Our donors have given our orphans a safe, blissful home where they are nourished mentally and physically to grow and be the unique, successful individuals each one of them is. These orphans have faced many trials and despair in their lives. It is these very difficulties that made it all the sweeter when they could finally dream, live in peace and write stories symbolising their survival, hopes and dreams.
“I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear; my courage is reborn.” Anne Frank
Read the inspiring stories three of our creative minds wrote themselves below, with which they used their writing skills to share their joy, empathy, hope and dreams with the rest of us. These stories give us an insight into the struggles of survival in this harsh world, and they teach us that the best warrior is the one that emerges as honest, kind, and strong. In light of our warriors, we would like to introduce to you some of our talented writers at the Baitul Salaam Boy’s Orphanage in Jammu and Kashmir. Read their work below and enjoy!