These poems were written by students in South Africa, just outside of Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape. The class was taught by Miriam Dreyer and all work was done in the span of two weeks.
The poems are joyous, sad, thoughtful, and give great insight into the lives of the incredible children who wrote them.
No liberties were taken with the work. They were typed just as written by the students.
John Lombardo has been an educator and social worker for over 20 years. He founded ArtWorks for Youth in NYC in 2000. The program runs exclusively in South Africa now and provides free visual art instruction to over 1,000 students per year.
Apha (here) Documentary photography by children of the Joe Slovo Township Published April 29, 2010
Apha (here) Documentary photography by children of the Joe Slovo Township Published February 20, 2010
Ubusu Published September 04, 2009
Ikhaya (home) Published August 30, 2009