Thursday, May 24, 2007

Dreadful situation in Liberia

I was very taken by a lengthy report this morning on Radio 4's Today from Liberia. Despite the end of the war, the infrastructure of the country is still in a parlous state. The reporter interviewed some children from a "school" there.
I was very moved by this phrase from the reporter:

This is not so much as school, as a building with a thousand children in it, waiting for a school to manifest itself.

I think I will remember that phrase for a long-term.

The report featured one girl, obviously intelligent, who is being stifled by lack of books or adequate teaching.

...Another situation which "puts things into perspective".

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