Portraits of a different kind 4

‘Life in Ruins’.

Towards the Christmas celebration it’s not only good to think about them but actually it’s better to do something for all those street children around the globe. Locally in our village there is the initiative of ‘Bags of Love’. This is organised by the rotary and every year many villagers donate generously. But the majority of privileged part of the village does more such as stimulating proper education and paying school fees and even university fees for the ‘less privileged’ (hate those cliches BTW). As for myself I’m also engaged in helping ‘informal businesses’ with ideas, plans, etc. and I’m always surprised about the ingenuity of people living on the edge; even learn from it myself.

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Soccer: US-shoes versus Stanford feet

I’m not a sports photographer and I will never aspire a career in this specialization. But I was asked to shoot some pictures this afternoon at a soccer match. The local Rotary initiated a volunteers program for students from the USA. These students had a busy week; creating a garden at a school in a township, washing dogs with tick/flee shampoo and diverse other ’empowerment projects’. This afternoon they celebrated their weekend with a soccer match against a team of ‘townshippers’. It was like US-shoes versus African feet. Despite the shoes the students were no match for the locals. And at the end of the match, a group photo of both teams and food for all.

 

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