Child vs Wild
We provide all-round care for children. We shelter them from rain and storms. They won’t hurt. They won’t face hardship.
And they are happily safe, but fragile.
We forget that challenges and obstacles are necessary for children’s growth. We deprive children of other runways apart from the academic racecourse.
But there is another classroom in the wild nature. The vitality of plants and animals, the tough and rough trails, they are all good teachers. In this classroom, no one is going to lose at the starting line. Everyone can build up their self-worth. They may be slow. They may fall at times. But they are getting on. They are not giving up.
“It’s the toughest day in my life.” “When can we go home?”
Fearing not the scorching sun or the pouring rain, children walk on their way to maturity. With sweat and tears, with peer support, children and nature play a lively concerto.