Our children deserve the best

Posted : 2022-08-24 09:17 Updated : 2022-08-26 07:23
Children take part in a sack race competition during an Independence Day celebration in Jakarta, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022. Indonesia is celebrating its 77th anniversary of independence from the Dutch colonial rule. AP

Children dress in the guise of Hindu deity Krishna gesture during 'Janmashtami' festival celebrations in Chennai on August 18, 2022. AFP

Children selling tricolor balloons shout pro India slogans as people hoist Indian flag inside a residential building in Mumbai, India, Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. The country is marking the 75th anniversary of its independence from British rule. AP

Cats sit on a merry-go-round at an empty playground of a residential building, as Russia's invasion of Ukraine continues, in Kramatorsk , Donetsk region Ukraine August 12, 2022. Almost two of every three children have been displaced by war according to UNICEF back in June. REUTERS

Children cool off in a public fountain in Vilnius, Lithuania, Friday, Aug. 19, 2022. Hot weather has set in with temperatures rising up to 34 degrees Celsius (93.2 degrees Fahrenheit) in Lithuania. AP

Children play on a Soviet anti-aircraft gun in the Saints Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022. AP

A youth leads horses to cool off in the Maniche area of Les Cayes, Haiti, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022. More than a year after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake devastated the area, UNICEF has warned that more than 250,000 children still have no access to adequate schools and that the majority of 1,250 schools destroyed or damaged have not been rebuilt. AP

Children cycle through Camp Devirel set up by people left homeless by last year's 7.2-magnitude earthquake, in Les Cayes, Haiti, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022. UNICEF has warned that more than 250,000 children still have no access to adequate schools and that the majority of 1,250 schools destroyed or damaged have not been rebuilt. AP

US soldiers stand near children during a patrol near the Syrian-Turkish border in one of the villages that was subject to bombardment the previous week in the countryside east of Qamishli in Syria's northeastern Hasakah province on August 21, 2022. AFP

A man and children stand outside a tent at a camp for the displaced damaged by torrential rains in the Jarrahi district of Yemen's war-ravaged western province of Hodeida on August 19, 2022. AFP

Children attend classes outdoors amidst the rubble of their destroyed school on the first day of the new academic year in Yemen's war-torn western province of Hodeida on August 21, 2022. AFP

Afghan children attend an open air school run by Abdul Nafe Aftab, an Afghan man, in Shir Surkh Baba village in Kandahar, Afghanistan, 20 August 2022. According to Aftab, the children were deprived of education due to the lack of schools in this area, which is why he took this action, as well as to eradicate illiteracy in the area. Aftab works during the day and teaches the village children at night. This rural education centre follows the country's educational curriculum. The children, who study there at night under the sky, while exposed to extreme heat, dust and wind, are asking for the construction of a school in their area and other facilities needed for an educational centre. The residents of the area consider this kind of effort useful for eradicating illiteracy, but they want the officials to support such efforts. EPA

Abdul Nafe Aftab, an Afghan man, teaches students at an open air facility in Shir Surkh Baba village in Kandahar, Afghanistan, 20 August 2022. EPA

Children catch crabs on the dried out riverbed of the Jialing River, a major tributary of the Yangtze River, in Chongqing, China, 21 August 2022. China is experiencing its most severe drought and longest heat wave in decades, with the country issuing on 18 August its first nationwide drought alert in nine years and another heat wave red alert during the weekend. The extreme heat wave is affecting farm crops, power supplies and shipping routes, as water levels reach record lows. According to the Yangtze River Water Resources Commission, rainfall in the Yangtze River basin fell around 30 percent in July and was 60 percent lower than normal standards in August, the lowest since the same period in 1961. Part of the Yangtze river channel flowing through the urban area of Chongqing dried up and approaches record-low water levels in the city. EPA

Aaliyah Wright, 25, of Washington, nuzzles her newborn daughter Kali, as her husband Kainan Wright, 24, of Washington, holds their son Khaza, 1, as he falls asleep, during a visit to the children's grandmother in Accokeek, Md., Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022. A landmark social program is being pioneered in the nation's capital. Coined "Baby Bonds," the program is designed to narrow the wealth gap. The program would provide children of the city's poorest families up to $25,000 when they reach adulthood. AP

Children simulate to be asleep during the World Day of Laziness in Itagui, Colombia, on August 21, 2022. AFP

Ukrainian refugee children play on a playground at a refugee shelter in Warsaw, Poland, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022. AP

A woman and her children arrive at a flooded school due to high tide, during the first day of in-person classes, in Macabebe, Pampanga province, Philippines, August 22, 2022. REUTERS

Sudanese children swim in flood water in the town of Iboud, 250kms south of the capital Khartoum, on August 22, 2022. AFP

A boy talks to his mother from a smartphone during the opening of classes at the San Juan Elementary School in Pasig, Philippines on Monday, Aug. 22, 2022. Millions of students wearing face masks streamed back to grade and high schools across the Philippines Monday in their first in-person classes after two years of coronavirus lockdowns that are feared to have worsened one of the world's most alarming illiteracy rates among children. AP

In this picture taken on August 10, 2022, Rohingya refugee children attend a class at a school in Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia. - The denial of education for years is a powerful symbol of Bangladesh's ambivalence towards the refugee presence, some of whom have been relocated to a remote, flood-prone and previously uninhabited island. AFP

Children prepare to plunge into the river Ganges in Allahabad on August 18, 2022. AFP