Moulding the earth

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    Because of war swathes of Fizi territory, South Kivu, were abandoned between 1998 and 2006. During that time houses and schools were burnt, the adobe bricks melting back into the earth from which they came.
    With AVSI and the community UNICEF is rehabilitating or rebuilding 7 schools in the south east of the territory. We monitored 2 school construction sites in Kilembwe. On the site the builders were digging out the rich red earth, wetting it, moulding it and baking it, to make the bricks of the new school. I watched in fascination as the raw materials of a school were coaxed out of the earth.

    THE NEED: return kids to school after 8 years of war
    THE ACTION: Construction of seven primary schools in Fizi Territory, South Kivu, D.R.Congo
    NON-PROFIT ORG: UNICEF project developer and AVSI implementing partner ( and )

    Lorna87, Cremo, KathyAAdams, and 21 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. g8atlas 83 months ago | reply

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    2. westsyde [deleted] 83 months ago | reply

      I love to focus in on hands...they say so much...this is a great capture..nice work!

    3. KathyAAdams 81 months ago | reply

      very nice shot, your picture caught my attention.

    4. Donna Francé 76 months ago | reply

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    5. lorac's 62 months ago | reply

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    6. debraaker 62 months ago | reply

      Great capture.

    7. 59 months ago | reply

      Great shot, the colours add to the feel...

    8. IRIN Photos 46 months ago | reply

      This is a very compelling image. Well done!

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