I’ve never been a fan of children (sorry son 😂) and I’m even less of a fan of adults, I much prefer animals!.. but I find some children quite fascinating,
and not through choice! most of the time I’m followed and harassed by them 😂 so I generally give them sweets to keep them quite, even throw them whilst I make a quick getaway, the sweets that is! 😂
Some children are very interesting, and inspiring, they might be very young, but they live a hard life, they have nothing, no toys and work from a young age, as young as 7. Some of these children live in cardboard boxes on the city streets, some in tin huts high up in the mountains in harsh conditions.
The first photo is of a little 7 year old girl called Sila, this was taken a few days ago in Sanliurfa Southeastern Turkey, Sila lives on the streets from a cardboard box, she walks the streets pushing a huge cart collecting plastic bottles and tin cans, you can see it just behind her, and like most other children sells packets of tissues.
The 2 little boys are called Ketin and Omer, I took these as I passed through Gaziantep the other day, I’d just had to have words with them as they thought it was ok to kick Comet in the head 😳 thankfully they missed, not all children see dogs as pets, no matter how cute they look, but they spent the next hour playing and having fun with Comet.
Next we have Salim, Farid and Qasim, these boys live near where I am now in Mardin Southeastern Turkey. They are brothers from the Syrian village of Amuda. They help their dad in the fields growing wheat, barley, and sesame, they also have some goats which are raised for for mohair.
Then there’s Faramarz, Farrukh, Aziz and Shahnoza in Tajikistan…
next are the 5 boys Azamat
Ruslan, Almaz, Arstanbek and Beksultan in Kyrgyzstan
and lastly the 4 sisters Umida, Jazmina, Jasur and Olma in Uzbekistan, they were age 7, 8, 9 and 11 and working in the tobacco fields from 7am in the morning, we lived with them for 5 days.