Roditelji su ga ostavili na ulici, mislili su da je začaran
Danas se nigerijski dečak Houp ponovo smeje, a pre samo četiri godine umirao je od gladi. Preživeo je zahvaljujući danskoj humanitarki Anji Ringren Loven koja ga je spasila sigurne smrti nakon što su ga roditelji ostavili na ulici misleći da je „začaran“.
Today is the 30 of January 2020, and today is exactly 4 years ago we rescued Hope. I think most people in the world has seen or heard about the famous picture of Hope and I, where I kneel down in front of his starving malnourished body to give him water. I don´t want to share the picture today. Instead I want to share pictures of Hope how he looks like today, 4 years after the rescue. A very strong, intelligent, funny and beautiful young boy who despite all odds, survived ! Hope has seen the famous picture of him and I many times. He will point at himself to say that it’s him on the picture, and then he will smile, as if he was proud. But I know it’s not about pride. Children are born with the ability to forgive. Children are born with no prejudices. It is when children are taught what to think and not how to think, we fail as a society. Do we raise Hope to hate his parents that abandoned him, accused him of being a witch and left him alone on the street to die ? No, ofcourse not. Superstition is caused by lack of structural education, extreme poverty, religious fanaticism and corruption. No society can develop if it’s people are deprived basic human rights such as access to education, health care and social protection. Education is the most powerful investment in a society and the greatest weapon against ignorance. Like all our 74 children, Hope goes to school every day. School is the foremost fountain of knowledge children can be exposed to. Despite his young age, and after 4 years in our care, Hope knows that hate is to great a burden to bear. All we need is love ❤️ As I have said many times before, Hope was not rescued by only me. Hope was rescued by @davidumem @nsidibeorok and I, and for 4 years now he has been loved, protected and cared for by all our staff and children at Land of Hope. Look at my Hopiiiiii 😍 Is he not just the most handsome boy in the world ? 😍 #hope #rescue #childrights #childrennotwitches #landofhope #education #socialprotection #healthcare #love #development #nigeria #humanity #africa #progress #enlightment #lovenothate #ignorance #humanrights #protection #childrenareourfuture
Pre više od četiri godine Anja je dvogodišnjeg dečaka pronašla u siromašnoj nigerijskoj državi Akva Ibom i nazvala ga je Houp što u prevodu znači nada. On je tada bio osuđen na smrt, jer je već bio dehidriran.
Trenutak kada je dala mališanu da pije vode iz njene flaše, njen pratilac je uhvatio prizor i napravio fotografiju koja je obišla svet. Danas Houp živi u kući koju je ova humanitarka izgradila i nazvala je „Zemlja nade“.
Sada već šestogodišnji Houp živi u kući sa još 73 dece, a Anja zbog pandemije korona virusa nije sa njima, već u Danskoj.
- On se razvio u divno, snažno i srećno dete. Dobar je učenik, kreativan je i slika, a dirljivo je videti kako se Houp i ostala deca brinu za nove koji nam dolaze. Daju im nešto za jelo, igraju fudbal s njima, sade povrće zajedno. Srce mi se slama što ne mogu da budem trenutno sa svojom decom - priča Anja.