Blackboard, Kande Village, Malawi

Published! In JPG Magazine Issue 13
Uploaded 13 Sep 2007 — 46 favorites
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© melanie scott
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Malawi is one of Africa's most impoverished countries. This blackboard & chalk were the only tools the teacher had to work with in this overcrowded one-room primary school. The current day's teachings were about the Nile River.

11 responses

  • Penny Nannini

    Penny Nannini   gave props (30 Sep 2007):

    The image is moving even before knowing the story.

  • Ryan Pascall

    Ryan Pascall gave props (1 Oct 2007):

    I was about to add - i hope poeple tie this in with Notebook, Kande Village, Malawi photo but you beat me to it. great work. lovely travel shots. hope you enjoyed your time in africa, cheers blaize

  • Alexis - Now on Flickr

    Alexis - Now on Flickr gave props (15 Oct 2007):

    Beautifully done - simple and evocative. Excellent cropping

  • halfcrackedboy

    halfcrackedboy (Deleted) gave props (4 Dec 2007):

    simply amazing iam glad it made it into the magazine

  • Mandolin Davis

    Mandolin Davis said (25 Jan 2008):

    this is such a great perspective.

  • Todd Krebs

    Todd Krebs gave props (9 Nov 2008):

    sweet shot!!!! Love every bit of it!

  • Vadim Makoyed

    Vadim Makoyed said (19 Nov 2008):

    I've been to Tanzania, India, Ethiopia... and it is very sad to see in what conditions poor people desperately try to become somebody through education.

  • Todd Krebs

    Todd Krebs gave props (12 Dec 2009):

    came back to your photo a year later and still love it! thanks!!!

  • Phil Yates

    Phil Yates gave props (5 Jan 2010):

    love this shot!! i live in south africa now and have seen some pretty rough stuff, this was a great awareness shot!!

  • Zapata Juan P

    Zapata Juan P   gave props (28 Aug 2011):

    Great wok.

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