The power of a book, a photo, cyber friends sharing, and a life is forever changed, perhaps many lives who read this story.
“One would think that the last place to find a starved and unkempt street urchin is in a book store.”
He is 13-year-old Mark Jayvee “MJ” Mojon and he frequents the store to beg for money or food. But on some days, he also stops by to read. At age 13, MJ is just an incoming Grade 2 student. MJ’s mother says financial struggles forced MJ to drop out of school for several years. But poverty hasn’t stopped MJ from wanting to learn. When he wasn’t begging, he would visit the bookstore to read. Even in his house, MJ has a small corner where he keeps books borrowed from neighbors. This story has a happy ending. To read the full story, visit these links: