A girl named Daniela, who benefits from our small scholarship aid, is 13 and in the
6th grade. She needs special aid in school as she cannot go at a normal pace. Her teachers say that her slow pace is probably due to family dysfunction.
Now that the family receives food and help from the Casa, Daniela shows significant improvement! Daniela wrote a thank you letter for the aid she receives. She also sent this story:
The Lion and the Porcupine (adapted from Aesop’s “The Lion and the Boar”)
“During the summer, as the hear provokes much more thirst, went to drink to the same river a lion and a porcupine. As they met, they started to quarrel about who should be the first to drink, and from discussion they passed on to fierce fight to death. But in some moment of rest, they saw a cloud of vultures ready to devour the one who would lose the fight. Then, recapitulating they told themselves . . . it is better that we be friends and not food for the vultures and crows. Useless fights are good only to food and entertain the spectators and curious.”
This is a wise lesson for sharing and peace, from a deprived little girl living in the slums and misery of Tijuana. Continue reading