CHILDHOOD

DSC_0642It is difficult to come up with a generic definition of childhood – it looks so different depending on who you are and where you reside in the world. Most would agree that childhood is a time where you feel comfortable sitting on the floor with your legs crossed. Most would agree that childhood is a time where one often does not understand the rules of the game, does not have a clear sense of the upcoming future; of what the other will do in the next moment or what is expected of him/her in this particular situation. Most would agree that childhood is a time where learning (in every sense of the word) is central.

DSC_0606Most would agree that childhood ought not be a time filled with hunger or fear or loneliness.

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Thank God for Iris International in Pemba who restore childhood for so many: orphanage for approx. 100 kids, free schooling and feeding program for almost 5000.

by Noomi

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