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Children of West Africa

Updated on May 4, 2014

Children of West Africa Having Fun

How many times have you seen programs, articles, stories and pictures of the starving and suffering children in Africa? There are NGO's (None Government Organizations), Church/Religous Organizations, and others such as doctors and dentists who come in groups or as individuals doing what they can to not only help but bring the plite of these children to the rest of the world.

This lens will not take up that cause. Since my time in West Africa I have seen this suffering. I have expirenced through friends and co-workers the problems of infant mortality rates and hunger amoung the young. But I have also witness the joys of childhood among these children.

Playing, laughing, learning and growing.

These children are not unlike children around the world. They want to be loved and they love to have fun. This lens has been created to show the Children of West Africa at their best. At their joyful moments. At the time of their childhood.

The suffering will continue and probably be there for years to come. Children, laughing, playing and growing will also be there for years to come.

Celebration in Jui - Sierra Leone

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Kids Love to Dress Up all Over the World - Liberia

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Hamming it up for the Camara - Sierra Leone

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Youth in Africa Love the Camara - Sierra Leone

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David waiting for Lunch - Sierra Leone

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Smiling Faces - Liberia

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On the Road from Masingbi to Bandakoro - Sierra Leone

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Waiting for Breakfast Before School - Masingbi, Sierra Leone

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On the Road North of Masingbi - Sierra Leone

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Birthday Party - Monrovia Liberia

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Up Country in Cameroon

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    • NightMagic profile image

      NightMagic 6 years ago

      Thanks for sharing these great photos with us

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      JoshK47 6 years ago

      Absolutely wonderful photographs, thank you so much for sharing these.

    • deanna6812 profile image

      deanna6812 6 years ago

      Thank you for sharing this joy. You're right, we hear so much about the heartache and tragedy, and not enough about the joy and triumph. This is a great start!

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      deyanis 6 years ago from Oz

      They are beautiful children, thank you for sharing their lovely pictures.

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      Jamesedwardweller 6 years ago

      @sheriangell: Thank you very much!

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      sheriangell 6 years ago

      Your photos brought a smile to my face and my heart today. Thanks!