From the 14-17th of March, 2012, thousands gathered in Marseille, France for both the official World Water Forum and the alternative FAME2012 forum. Here a few photos from both the FAME2012 plenaries and Saturday’s protests through the streets of Marseille.
A Portrait of Education in Equatorial Guinea
William Sands for the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting
Far too few resources have been invested in Equatorial Guinea’s national education system. For a country with a per capita GDP of $30,000, conditions in Equato-Guinean schools should be significantly better than they are. Of the regime’s national budget in 2009 only 1.97% was spent on education. As a result many of the country’s schools are overpopulated and understaffed, there are few education materials and many teachers complain of not being paid and the lack of any institutional support. It is estimated that less than 65% of enrolled primary school students attend classes, which often results in students being forced to repeat grades. This coupled with the fact that many students enter the education system late, means that an estimated 83% of the student population is overage for their given grade.
ever since i was a little kid i’ve been living/traveling in latin america. its become a love affair. no matter how many visits i’m always excited get back. these are collection of postcard-esque fotos from bolivia, chile, nicaragua, and costa rica from the last 10 years…. just snapshots. not much more to it.
una condena dura. una claridad poetica.
heh ya’ll a friend passed this on to me the other day and i thought it was worth sharing… check it out and enjoy.