They put on their robes. Donned their caps. And with great pomp, circumstance, plus a few giggles, 1,000 children celebrated their Graduation Day at Mercy Preschools throughout the slums this week. It was an especially joyous day for their families as moms, dads, brothers, sisters, aunties, and grandmoms joined their children in the celebrations. Kindergarten Graduation Day is the biggest and most important day in our school children’s young lives. They have been studying (and playing) hard to earn this day for three years. They’ve passed all their tests and are fully prepared, with a big head-start, for First Grade in government primary schools. All photos by Yoonki Kim.