Rebuilding, Through The Eyes Of Children
So there are stats…and there are stories.
Two years ago today (May 12, 2008), an 8.0 magnitude earthquake devastated Wenchuan county and the surrounding areas of Sichuan, Gansu and Shaanxi provinces.
On behalf of the American Red Cross, our friend Eric Porterfield had the idea to provide 200 disposable cameras to students in Guangyuan district in Sichuan province to document their lives two years after the earthquake. A competition was launched, photos were submitted, winners were picked and a moving video was created.
If you’d like to hear more from these young students — including what advice they’d share with their counterparts in Haiti — you can read the article here.
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*stares at the computer in silence*
It's scary to know that, if we hadn't adopted her seven years ago, my little sister Emma (who was born in that area of China) could have fallen victim to that quake.