Everyone participates, because there isn't much else to do on the island. Most of the kids don't go to school, because there is no school on the island and they can't afford a boat to the nearest village.
Bhola Part 2 June 4th 2009 (Brought to you by my once lost and now returned camera charger)
Finally, the video of our sea plane landing. It's a decent view of the landscape, but hold out for the end of the video, when you can see children from the nearest village running along the banks to see what has just landed in their river.
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