Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Inside Guatemala's Schools

Guatemala has the lowest literacy rate in all of Latin America. Public schools are neglected, teachers lack access to training, libraries are rare, and books are practically nonexistent. Over the last 2 years, I traveled to Guatemala four times to photograph community libraries, schools, teachers, parents and students for the US-based literacy nonprofit, Child Aid. The following pictures -- all shot within schools and libraries supported by Child Aid -- are a result of my last trip. Although the situation in Guatemala is sad beyond words, the kids exude a joy that seems boundless. (Stay tuned for more...)