SUDAN - THE KID


Advertisement
South Sudan's flag
Africa » South Sudan » Juba
March 22nd 2011
Published: March 22nd 2011EDIT THIS ENTRY

The KidThe KidThe Kid

Isn't he something! I wish I had his joi de vivre; he has nothing, but everything that's worthwhile in life.
I just had to share this photo. It's not very well focused because it was a snapshot and my little friend was in motion. But I think this kid is simply awesome.

I work in development and I'm now in South Sudan which, after a recent referendum, has decided to become an independent country. Hopefully this will end years of conflict with the predominantly Muslim North. There was a so-called Comprehensive Peace Agreement in 2005, but things won't stabilize until after independence later this year.

I get very - VERY - cynical about this business, but this fellow reminded me what it should be about - and all too often isn't. If we can set someone like this bright spark on the right track, then perhaps (to quote a senior and rather bitter colleague) it will not have been "all in vain".

More on South Sudan to come.

Advertisement



7th April 2011

WHAT BRIGHT EYES
Beautiful child, simple innocence ! No Nintendo, no chocolates, and I suppose (hope I am wrong) not even a meagre meal !But happy happy happy ! Not yet exposed to the violence and brutality in these parts. No justice....
From Blog: SUDAN - THE KID

Tot: 0.314s; Tpl: 0.008s; cc: 21; qc: 155; dbt: 0.0886s; 155; m:apollo w:www (50.28.60.10); sld: 2; ; mem: 6.8mb