I was checking out some local blogs this morning and stumbled on this video from Q8 Blend’s blog. Caine Monroy is a 9-year old boy who spent his summer vacation building an DIY cardboard arcade in his dad’s used auto parts store. Day after day he would design, develop and create different arcade games using cardboard boxes and some of his old toys as prizes for his customers. It was his dream to have customers play at his arcade stations and one man made it all possible.
The imagination and creativity of children is limitless but as parents specially here in Kuwait are we holding our children back ? Are we giving them everything on a silver platter ? Are we giving them the opportunity to be the best they can be ? Just a little something to think about.
After filming the video, the film makers created Caine’s Scholarship Fund & Caine’s Arcade Foundation
We posted the film with an initial goal of raising a $25,000 scholarship fund for Caine to help with his education. The first day the film was posted, over $60,000 was raised. A week later, we received a matching dollar-for-dollar seed funding grant of $250,000 from the Goldhirsh Foundation to help start the Caine’s Arcade Foundation to help more innovative kids.
There is so much good in the world and starting off with just one man, a total stranger has changed Caine’s life forever.
SMILE, BE THANKFUL, BE POSITIVE AND ALWAYS REMEMBER THERE IS NO LIMIT WHEN DREAMS ARE INVOLVED.
For more information about Caine’s Arcade visit his website here.