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September 6, 2013

Schools around the world

Agence France-Presse compiled a package from photographers around the world documenting children going to school. This is a selection of their images giving insight into the lives of students in various countries. -Leanne Burden Seidel ( 37 photos total)

Palestinian school children stand at the patio of their UNRWA school on the first day of the new school year in Gaza City, on August 25. (Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images)

Leon, 9, walks to school in Moudon, western Switzerland on June 20. (Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images) #

Indian Muslim girls recite the Holy Quran in their class room during the holy month of Ramadan at Madrasatur-Rashaad religious school in Hyderabad on July 17. (Noah Seelam/AFP/Getty Images) #

Maia, 5 years old, gets a hug from her nanny on her way to school outside her home in Hong Kong on June 18. (Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images) #

Kelvin Leadismo,12, with his schoolbag hanging on his shoulder, tends to his family's cattle at Kisima township of Kenya's nothern county of Samburu before he heads off at tuition on July 17. The Samburu community students are usually unable to attend regular daytime classes, at nearby Loltulelei primary school. The school runs a parallel tuition program that enables shepherds to acquire literacy through the two to three hour tuition courses presided over by volunteer teachers. (Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty Images) #

Guatemalan Margarita Samayoa kisses her six-year-old daughter Valentina Rodas before she enters school in Guatemala City on July 8. (Johan Ordonez/AFP/Getty Images) #

Six-year-old Japanese elemetary student Seishi Nishida (C) raises his hand along with classmates at school in Tokyo on June 11. (Yoshikazu Tsunoy/AFP/Getty Images) #

Colombian indigenous child from the Nasa ethnic group Gari Camayo Pito, 12, (2nd-L) and his sister (R) meet two cousins on their way to school in the village of Las Guacas, rural area of Florida, Valle del Cauca department, Colombia, on June 21. (Luis Robayo/AFP/Getty Images) #

Salvadorean girl Silvia Alvarado, 10 years old, prepares to go to school in the village of Metalio, in the city of Acajutla, 50 Km. west from San Salvador, El Salvador on July 1. (Jose Cabeza/AFP/Getty Images) #

Nine-year-old South Korean student Lim Jee-Woo walks to school in Goyang, north of Seoul on June 14. (Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images) #

Genesis Tuazon, 8 years old, grade three student at the Pangulo Elementary School, works on her school assignment inside her house at the Artex Compound in Malabon City, Manila on June 14. (Noel Celis/NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images) #

Six-year-old monk apprentice Tandi Dorji (C) as he walks to breakfast at a monastery in Thimpu, the capital of the Kingdom of Bhutan on June 3. Dorji is the youngest monk at the Buddhist monastery where over 200 monks learn among other things, about meditation, chants, holy scripture and about performing rituals honoring various bodhisattvas. (Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images) #

Venezuelan child Leobardo Medina, 8, goes to school in Caracas, on June 20. (Leo Ramirez/AFP/Getty Images) #

A Bosnian boy, Aldemar Alikavazovic, 12, walks in his neighborhood in a western suburb of Sarajevo on his way to school on June 27. (Elvis Barukcic/AFP/Getty Images) #

Kenier Alvarado combs her son Geral Sequeira's hair before he goes to school in La Carpio neighborhood, in San Jose, Costa Rica on August 22. (Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images) #

Wei Hanqi, 9, packs his bag as he prepares to walk to school in Beijing on June 19. (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images) #

Egyptian student Farris Hamid, 6, opens his schoolbag in the hallway at the Egypt British International school in Cairo on June 12. (Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images) #

A child walks to school on June 11 in Qunu, a village outside the town of Mthatha in the Eastern Cape, where former South African President Nelson Mandela grew up. (Jennifer Bruce/AFP/Getty Images) #

(Top L): Kelvin Leadismo, 12, empties his schoolbag in Kisima township of Kenya's nothern county of Samburu. (Top R): View of Emma Xerroch's schoolbag taken in La Orotava on the Spanish Canary Island of Tenerife. (Bottom L): View of 9-year-old South Korean student Lim Jee-Woo's schoolbag and accessories at her home in Goyang, north of Seoul. (Bottom R):The contents of a trunk that six-year-old monk apprentice Tandi Dorji shares with a class mate at a monastery in Thimpu, the capital of the Kingdom of Bhutan. (AFP/Getty Images / Tony Karumba / Desiree Martin / Jung Yeon-Je / Roberto Schmidt) #

Seven-year-old Thai student Chamaya Pamutito (2nd row of children, 2nd L) listens to a teacher in the computer room at a school in Bangkok on June 6. ( AFP/Getty Images/Christophe Archambault) #

Seven-year-old Ema Lanska walks with her mother on the Charles bridge on her way to school in Prague on June 18. (Michal Cizak/AFP/Getty Images) #

Genesis Tuazon, 8 years old, rides on a boat to go to school from her house at the Artex Compound in Malabon City, Manila on June 14. (Noel Celis/AFP/Getty Images) #

Six-year-old monk apprentice Tandi Dorji (L) sits in a group with other young monks repeating holy scriptures in front of their teacher at a monastery in Thimpu, the capital of the Kingdom of Bhutan. (Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images) #

Senegalese 7-year-old pupil Ndeye Fatou Ndiaye attends a lesson in her classroom, on June 10 at the Franco-Arab school of Diagnel, 14km south of Kaolack, central Senegal. (Seyllou/AFP/Getty Images) #

Silvia Alvarado (2nd R), 10, lines up before class at the Bernd Grabs School, in the village of Metalio, city of Acajutla, 50 Km. west from San Salvador, El Salvador on July 1. (Jose Cabesas/AFP/Getty Images) #

Kelvin Leadismo (3rd L), 12, and his classmates attend a tuition class at Loltulelei primary school in Kisima township of Kenya's nothern county of Samburu. (Tony KarumbaAFP/Getty Images) #

Gerald Sequeira, 8, at school in La Carpio neighborhood, in San Jose, Costa Rica on June 21. (Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images) #

Valentina Rodas, 6, stretches at school in Guatemala City on July 8. (Johan Ordonez/AFP/Getty Images) #

Six-year-old student Frances McMillan (R) studies with classmates at school in the Coogee suburb of Sydney on June 17. (Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images) #

Kelvin Leadismo,12, does his homework by a firelight in his family's manyatta (traditional home plastered with cowdung) with his siblings in Kisima township of Kenya's northern country of Samburu. (Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty Images) #

Yibanathi Matikinca, 10, does her homework on June 14 at her home in Qunu, a village outside the town of Mthatha, in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. (Jennifer Bruce/AFP/Getty Images) #

Hungarian pupil Csongor uses the tram to go to school in Budapest on June 15. (Ferenc Isza/AFP/Getty Images) #

Children sit in their classroom of their UNRWA school on the first day of the new school year in Gaza City, on August 25. (Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images) #

Seven-year-old Thai student Chamaya Pamutito rides a scooter as she travels back from school along with her father and mother in Bangkok on June 6. (Christophe Archambault/AFP/Getty Images) #

Autumn Watson does her homework in her dining room in Centreville, Maryland, after class at Centreville Elementary on April 30. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images) #

Omoze Ogwogho, 7, a pupil of the Christower International Schools, one of Nigeria's private schools, sings on June 6 during morning assembly in the southwestern city of Ibafo, Ogun State. (Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP/Getty Images) #

Six-year-old Japanese elemetary student Seishi Nishida walks to school in Tokyo on June 11. (Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images) #



 
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