The first description and photo come from Sahil Gulati – an incoming Master of Public Administration in Development Practice student.
This photo was taken in the community of El Caracol (Potrerillos Municipality) in Honduras on June 6, 2009, while I was working a water project as part of the San Francisco Professional Chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB). The community does not have electricity or clean water, and the project’s goal is to provide a water system to the 40 or so households that exist.
This picture shows a kid using a CD attached to a stick as his toy, and I was quite impressed by his ingenuity – and at the same time, the photo exhibits the divide between the affluent, who are discarding CDs, and those who are not so fortunate to be able to use that technology appropriately….well, this kid is making it work for himself, at least…
The following photos were submitted by F. Derya KOC, an incoming MIA student.
Photo-1: This is a photo of me in Ouagadougou-the capital of Burkina Faso. We have been to a village in which there was a lake full of crocodiles. As you can see, I have the pleasure and anxiety of touching it. This photo was taken in November 2008.
Photo-2: This photo was also taken in Ouaga, Burkina Faso in 2008. The woman was at first shy and did not pose, but finally she smiled. This is a typical Ouaga woman carrying her baby by hanging him with a piece of cloth on her shoulders.
Photo-3: The Eiffel Tower- this photo was taken at 3:00 am. A precious view of Paris.