Thursday, January 30, 2014

In Bangladesh, learning why children stop learning



In Bangladesh, learning why children stop learning

DHAKA, Bangladesh, 28 January 2014 – Jibon is 12 years old and works at a fish market in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. He lives alone with his mother, who works in a garment factory.

Matthieu Crette unfolds this story of children in Bangladesh.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Silver Spoon

How many mouths will a silver spoon be able to feed? 

With nearly 100 million people in the Philippines, I think of the number of people in hunger. I also think of children suffering from hunger and malnutrition. 

Yet there are people who can still afford to consume in excess of what they need. This ends up putting a lot of food in the trash.

I am sharing this photograph taken by my 3-year old daughter during my brother's wedding in Mindanao last November. This silver spoon reminds me of a hungry stomach. It also reminds me of those whose stomach is full yet can still afford to put unused extra food in waste baskets.

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