Picture of the Week: Writing in the Sands of Time

Credit:Jessica Obayan

“This is a photo of one of my first grade students in the Kafulakuma village in Zambia. The community school cannot afford paper or pencils so each morning the students practice writing and reading letters in the sand.”

This picture was submitted to the 2012 Reading Changed My Life Contest by Jessica Obayan from the United States.

Take a look at some of the nearly 1,000 photos and videos submitted to the Reading Changed My Life Photo and Video Contest and then get involved in helping children learn and grow.


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