For teachers; maybe you can have the Calendar in your classroom, parents maybe you have your children down at breakfast and you look at it… use it as a discussion tool before you hear the story.
We all have a opportunity to be teachers at any time of our lives and this opens the door to a discussion about others around the world, what their lives might be like and the ONE RACE : HUMAN RACE theme of the Calendar!
We are all in this together, we all have the same basic needs in life!
When I lived in Mumbai (India) I used to spend a lot of time walking the streets, heading in and out of homes, fishing villages, and for want of a better word slums. I meet this wee girl down between the tulsi pipelines which lead into Dharavi slum, she was walking along the pipeline which is a wide pipe that leads from the rich area of Bandra west into the heart of Dharavi recycling area. Walking along it is like a minefield navigating from where people have had to excrete due to the huge lack of toilet facilities in the area. She looked down and saw me with some other children and promptly slid down the pipe to a ladder and made her way down to say hi and check out the camera. She was bursting with character and had this brightness about her. Barefoot and her face covered in dirt, a complete tomboy even in her wee red dress.
I have shared this image on my Photography page many times with the quote:
What can you see in others this month?