Learning by Candlelight

© Shareef Sarhan, United States

Picture of the week 

“This photo is of refugee children reading and writing in Gaza. Gaza suffers from severe fuel and electricity shortages resulting in 12-hour-blackouts each day. The children, undeterred, read by candlelight.”

This picture and essay were submitted to the 2012 Reading Changed My Life Contest by Shareef Sarhan from the United States.

Take a look at some of the nearly 1,000 photos and videos submitted to the Reading Changed My Life Photo and Video Contest and then get involved in helping children learn and grow.

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