Weekly Photo Challenge: Escape

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This photo of a boy reading inside a bookstore in the Philippines has gone viral.

I skipped last week’s photo challenge on “Escape” because I did not find any picture in my archive worthy of posting. Then, this afternoon, I saw this photo that had gone viral of a street urchin reading inside a bookstore. He is escaping from his immediate present by escaping into the wonderful and welcoming pages of a book.

He could not read very well, the article about him says. Some netizens have been moved by this photo that they have pledged to help put the boy through school.

Hopefully, books not only provide a means of escape for this boy, but also liberation from the fetters of ignorance caused by poverty and lack of education.

Photo Credit:

HTTP://WWW.GMANETWORK.COM/NEWS/PHOTO/37874/BAREFOOT-STREETKID-BURIES-SELF-IN-BOOK

Ralph Sedricke Lapuz on YouScoop.

 


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