Took this candid shot in a North Vietnamese schoolroom. As a teacher I thought their lack of interest in visitors was unusual – they clearly don’t get many. After the candid shots we left sets of paper, pencils, pens etc for the school but what excited them the most were stickers on the backs of their hands – they had no idea what they were and just looked in awe at them though their smiles at least told us they were delighted.
Not many kids get educated in the area and the government has a strong push on to do something about this. It’s very challenging for the teacher who is there to teach them Vietnamese but she doesn’t speak the local dialect and can’t communicate with them.
Yearn to Learn was also taken here.