School Service

School Service

In the Philippines, a photo of a young girl carrying a big rock and threatening to smash a car's window amidst rush hour traffic made round online. She was high on rugby and was demanding for alms. The viral photo was even picked up by broadcast media and reported in evening news nationwide. This is her story.
Through the eyes of Maya, we see the conditions of these kept children, along with the other children living in the streets. All day long, they run after people, cars, buses, and jeeps, just to ask for money. They do things not fit for their age in exchange for a few coins. They do all kinds of tactics just to survive and just to have a better life. And every day, it's like chasing their dreams and freedom--it never happens. It is never enough.

Luisito Ignacio
Country & Year: 
Philippines 2018
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