365 from the archive~ day 28~ Congo
Working children is a concept that is becoming more and more foreign to us in the western world, but in developing countries, young children are often forced to join the work force. I find myself showing these images to my daughter on several occasions when a reality check and a need for the right perspective on life is needed.
These boys were paused near one of the wall murals that UNICEF paints
on the city streets to educate children through art. It seems to be
the right way to deliver a message, as I saw the children totally
absorbed in deciphering the message until they saw me and diverted
their attention to act playful for the camera.