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Painting a Better Future

Jose Herrera inspires humanitarian work through photography

It was the summer of 2009 when Jose Herrera (MEng 2010) snapped this photo of two children colouring pictures on the floor. At the time, Herrera was volunteering at a medical clinic that his humanitarian service group had organized for a community in Santa Ana, El Salvador.

“It was very refreshing to see these two little ones having the time of their lives,” he says, “especially when all of these kids — most of whom were very sick — came from such poor families.”

The experience was eye-opening for Herrera, who realized how content the children were with having something as simple as a pencil to draw with. “It’s amazing how a little community service can make the biggest difference,” he says. “It’s true that many drops can make a bucket full of water.”

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