The first day of school is a landmark date that establishes that your child is growing up and winning the world.
But for a particular boy, the first day of school has even more powerful meaning.
Exactly one year ago, on January 30, 2016, the Danish Anja Ringgren Loven, who works in charity projects in Africa, found a small malnourished and abandoned boy named Hope, 2 years old, in the street. .
Anja, her husband and staff took care of him, who had to be taken to a hospital to treat the worms in his stomach as well as malnutrition.
At the time, the story of Hope's rescue gained worldwide repercussion, and managed to raise a million dollars to pay for the treatment of the boy, who had been abandoned by his family because they thought he was a wizard. Remember the photo:
After recovering, Hope left with Anja and moved to the NGO with her and 35 other children. Just 2 months after being found, it was unrecognizable. He had gained weight, smiled again, and played with the other children in the place.
The story had a very happy ending. Last Monday (30) Anja shared a photo very similar to the one she viralized on the web, giving water to little Hope, now stronger and healthier.
The caption reads: “On January 30, 2016, I went on a rescue mission with David Emmanuel Umem, Nsidibe Orok and our Nigerian team. A rescue mission that went viral today and exactly one year ago the world met a little boy named Hope. This week Hope starts going to school, ”celebrated the volunteer. The original post is this:
See some current pictures of Hope, now fully recovered, healthy and happy: