Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The Children's Village

On my first day in Morocco I traveled to the SOS Children’s Village in Casablanca. There are 99-orphaned children living there. Each one lives with six to seven other children, ranging from 0 months to 17 years old, in one house. There are 11 homes. Each home has one mother and there is one father for the entire village.

It was surprising to learn that none of the children get adopted. Apparently the Islam culture does not believe that an adopted child could truly be apart of the family.

I met some amazing children. Some spoke several languages and others loved to play tennis or basketball. But, most of all, they loved to play with my camera and did a pretty good job taking photos.

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