These two boys live in one of the more run down areas of Christiana, Jamaica (which is saying quite a lot). Here they stand proudly after school near this battered car in their elementary school uniforms.
As I spoke with a nearby property owner about the town's ecomonic status, I got the sense the boys were standing in defiance of something. Maybe just me ...Who knows. But they are a hopeful, and strong community despite the cards dealt them.
Call it idealism, but these boys' and their peers' commitment to school makes me want to believe they stood in defiance of their situation.