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Rakesh cleans his teeth with untreated water and with the help of an old toothbrush and a plastic container. This is the first thing he does every day when he wakes up.

In India, the world´s second most populous country, about 63% of the population live without improved sanitation facilities. Over 600 million people in rural areas live without basic sanitation.

*Unicef. A Report Card on Water and Sanitation: nº5. September. 2006

"24 Hours With Rakesh" is the story of a normal day in the life of one children of New Light, a Non Govermental Organisation (NGO) in Kolkata (India).

New Light is a day care center and 24 hours shelter in the red light area of Kalighat in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata. There are some 102 children of sex workers enrolled in this center, they are provided with free fooding, education and there are some 25 of these children who permanently reside in this shelter.

The mission of New Light is to promote gender equality through education and life-skill training, thereby reduce harm caused by violence and abuse to women and young children.

Project done, thanks to a collaboration with www.mundocooperante.org

Follow all the story here: www.albertolizaralde.com


"24 Horas con Rakesh" es la historia de un día normal en la vida de un niño de New Light, una organización no gubernamental (ONG) en Calcuta (India)

New Light es un centro de acogida abierto 24 horas en el distrito rojo de Kaligahat, en la ciudad india de Calcuta. Hay unos 102 niños hijos de prostitutas en el centro a los que se les proporciona comida gratis y educación. Unos 25 de ellos residen permanentemente en el centro.

La misión de New Light es promover la igualdad de sexo a través de la educación y aprendizaje vital para reducir el dolor causado por la violencia y el abuso a las mujeres y los niños.

Proyecto realizado gracias a la gran colaboración de www.mundocooperante.org

Sigue toda la historia en www.albertolizaralde.com


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  1. fstop-evan 46 months ago | reply

    You are invited to the F-Stop Travel & Culture Group!

  2. Luke-rative 46 months ago | reply

    Life is not so great for some as it is for others
    We must have compassion for our less fortunate brothers!

    Wonderful photo!

    Found in a search. (?)

  3. PIXELMAO 46 months ago | reply

    Hola, soy el administrador de un grupo llamado *WHAT IT'S SAY YOUR FACE* Award The Next 3 Pictures Immediately y nos encantaría agregar esto al grupo.

  4. Roamer61 46 months ago | reply

    Superb example of photojournalism.

  5. Bargate1 45 months ago | reply

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  6. Alfonso Maturana 45 months ago | reply

    He descubierto esta foto,y cada vez que veo un niño en estas condiciones me pregunto,¿El ser humano verdaderamente es inteligente?,por que pareciera que no,pues como es posible que nuestros semejantes vivan asi en esas condiciones,...y no hacemos nada.

  7. Andrew'xa 45 months ago | reply

    shoking image!

  8. SkyShaper 44 months ago | reply

    perfectly executed

  9. guido.masi 40 months ago | reply

    Excellent shot!

  10. Mindstormphotos 39 months ago | reply

    excellent !!!! - to view the image on black

  11. glorialsupervia 36 months ago | reply

    Impresionante e impactante escena.

  12. dbavadb 33 months ago | reply

    Great project!

  13. zanetmattia 29 months ago | reply

    very very nice

  14. amiestilo [slowly coming back] 29 months ago | reply

    Terrific image..truly thought-provoking.

  15. ~sin~star~ 28 months ago | reply

    thank you for sharing.

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