Capturing Childhood


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Junior Anita visits another part of home

I’m from Chengdu, China. Last summer, I went to Wuwei, Gansu, China, a city under the poverty line. All the kids walked to school—some of the richer ones biked—which took over an hour. I volunteered at Wuwei Elementary School. I taught kids everyday for two weeks—the volunteers had to take over all of the classes. Most kids don’t stay in school past sixth grade because their families want them to work on the farm. But even though, to our standards, they might have nothing, I was very impressed by how happy they were. Childhood innocence allows them to so easily appreciate what little they have.

All photos by Anita