LOOKING OLDER THAN HE SHOULD BE - THE STORY OF OM FRANS | GRACE FILLED TRAVEL JUNKIE

LOOKING OLDER THAN HE SHOULD BE - THE STORY OF OM FRANS


Introducing Om Frans, a stone digger in Cancar, Flores. Everyday makes his living by digging stone for road construction projects by the government. We met on a Sunday evening and he took me to Lodok, Cancar, to enjoy the scenery of the spider web farming together.


As I was taking picture and enjoying the conversation with him, a Canadian and Australian tourists came by. I offered to take photos for the two of them and explained a bit from my knowledge about the spider web farming before we part our ways. Little do I know, Om Frans was watching closely.
He smiled at me, but there was a look of melancholy in his eyes. He said, "Missing education was one of the biggest regret of my life."
Apparently watching my little English conversation with the tourists reminded him of his childhood where he didn't receive proper education due to his family financial condition. 

He carried on by saying to me, "Now all I can do is work hard, so that my sons can receive better chances, better education, hopefully as good as yours."

I believe in his determination. Om Frans, 39 years old, looking older than my parents, works hard everyday, determined to provide a better education for his children.
My prayer for Indonesia: hopefully this is what every parents are fighting for and what every children are thankful for.



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