Super CutsRich Stigall
No offense to the U.S. chain (I’m a fan, actually), but the word “super” better describes what is happening at Jumecourt.
Many of us have been impressed by the creativity and ingenuity we’ve seen in the children’s homemade, Haitian kites. Well, they now have taken that to a new level.
Welcome to the Sang de Jezi barber shop. The kids took their hobby of cutting each other’s hair and made it official with a full-blown, hand-made store. They built a floor with scraps of tile, three walls papered with pages from “Green Eggs and Ham” (Dr. Seuss should be proud), roped off a waiting area, and even wired into National Power (you’re just going to have to see that last one for yourself).
The grand opening was last week, and today they had their first Blonc customer, Jason DeGrave from north KC. He was treated well by the “head barber” Peter. Peter, 15, wants to be a pastor in a few years. (Cutting hair on a captive audience should also provide some opportunities to hone future sermons, right?) Today Peter told me he had a recent, but vivid, dream for his magnum opus haircut. The english phrase I heard clearly was: “the locks of Mike Fox.”
OK, that was a lie, but the rest is true…and in all seriousness, The Sang de Jezi barber shop is another example of what children can do when they are safe, fed, and loved. When their immediate needs are cared for so that they have the ability, the time, and the space to see their dreams, anything can happen! (Maybe if our kids spent more time outside playing and dreaming, we might be surprised by their own “Super Cut” creations?)
Thank you for helping provide that safe reality to these beautiful children here and around the world! On behalf of them, you’re invited to come, share, and support their dreams.