Children Raising Children

One thing for sure, in many parts of Africa, the children raise the children. You will often see very young girls (even as young as six) carrying their baby brothers and sisters on their backs. Once, I was walking by the elementary school in my neighborhood and saw an older student holding a younger one up by a leg swatting her with a stick. I have no clue what she had done, but she was upside down and screaming with every lick. Not a single teacher intervened. 

1 Responses to Children Raising Children

  1. Judith says:

    Love this picture. Reminds me so much of the time we spent in and around Kitale.

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