They crowded around the camera as they always do. Giggling. Curious. The boys pushed in front. As they always do. But I coached the little girls to come forward. I didn't have to ask them to smile. The little girl in the orange outfit caught my eye.
They come from the slums just on the other side of the road. No running water. No electricity. But this little school gives them the chance to learn. And a U.S. Department of Labor-funded program run here helps to avoid the tragedy of "child labor." That means avoiding having childen as young as 7 and 8 working as maids, as garage attendants and on the streets hawking items.