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Educating kids & teenagers about how to use computers and cameras to educate themselves
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Worlds Apart & Together

Over the last few days I had lots of opportunities to observe live of kids here in Kathmandu. As was to be expected (and still surprising at times), some of what I saw and heard is surprising and some shocking – and some just wonderful.

I saw mothers on their way to work or actually working holding their children as there is no daycare here (or at work for that matter). I was told that when women cannot take the children to work, sometimes they tie them to the bed with ropes.

dsc_1880 Some of the children at Koseli school are on their own, mostly just abandoned by the parents. When you see them at school however, you can hardly tell – like when they all wait patently in line until it’s their turn to use one of the three skipping ropes the school has or when they are having a blast together with the cameras, first posing for each other and then enjoying the results.

DSC_1496They are running around and playing and laughing and teasing each other like normal kids and nobody who doesn’t know would guess that they go home to one-room apartments like this one that shows bedroom (left), kitchen (middle) and living room all in one room for the entire family.

The kids are so used to pain that one cannot expect them to say anything. And so it happens they have undiagnosed worms as it is almost normal for them to have stomach ache. Or that one girl is taken to the doctor and the report comes back saying she has such heavy ulcers that her intestines might get punctured.

dsc_1899And yet, I don’t hear a single word of complaint or jealousy. All I experience is warm welcome and appreciation. It’s a joy to be around those kids and see them take what they get and use it.

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