Reading

Boy reading against a tree, Wau County South Sudan

Boy reading against a tree, Wau County South Sudan

Reading a book, dreaming yourself into another world, hours drifting away, stories that become real. Books are a window to another world, a lesson about your own or an escape from reality. He found a comfortable place leaning against a large tree, lost in his books after schooltime, not at all disturbed by the adults having a meeting around him.

This boy is one of the few in his country to be able to do this. More than three quarters of the population is not able to read, the majority of the children doesn’t attend school. Since an internal conflict started last December, even more children had to leave their home, family and school to try to find a place where they are safe. This boy found a way to escape all that for a moment.

 

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