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India: a day of contrasts in Delhi

This morning I visited the Drop-in Centre. There were 15 very excited children keen to be photographed and see themselves pictured. The room had lovely wall displays and was very colourful. Children ranged from 5-14 years of age and had a very basic education. It was very emotional to see how happy they were — especially with how little they had. The centre ensures that they are nourished and their health needs met.

This afternoon’s visit to the urban slums was a total contrast. The poverty was stark, with children running about barefoot. Yet, like in the morning, they very excited to see us and use our cameras. The mobile health clinic set up by Save the Children was a great testimony to our fundraising work. A very interesting, worthwhile and yet very humbling first day in the field.

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