The Gallery: Morning

This is what morning looks like on the other side of the world.
In a place far removed from anything we know here in the UK.
Food is basic. Hygiene is barely basic.
To be honest, these girls are lucky to be alive, such is the lottery of childbirth in the region.

They live in the tiny village of Sawa Erma in Western Papua, Indonesia.
Access to their village is upriver, through thick vegetation and tangled tree roots. It’s not somewhere you stumble upon.
I made the difficult journey there last year as a guest of UNICEF, to this tiny village of handmade boardwalks and basic homes.
I stood in this classroom and thought of my own two children as they make their way to school every morning.

I was going to post a photo of my kids on their school morning, but this seemed so much more fitting given the ‘blogging for good’ session I attended at CybHer at the weekend.

This post is for for week 99 of The Gallery: Morning.
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This virtual gallery of photographs is about enjoying each other’s work, so go make someone’s day. You will get out of this whatever you put in.

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