August, and the last weeks of summer, are finally upon us. While many of us may be looking toward the beginning of a new school year, too many children in Palestine have had to give up school in order to help their families make ends meet.
Child labor is a problem that plagues the Middle East. And Nablus is no exception. This series captures the lives of children in Nablus who must forgo schooling in order to work and support their families. Photos of homes, schools, and workplaces have displayed the harmful relationship between child labor and education. Students are spending all of their free time working instead of studying, or spending no time in school at all.
Photographs were taken by Tomorrow’s Youth Organization‘s volunteer Khamees Abu Saad, a grantee of a PhotoPhilanthropy Student Production Grant, a student-non-profit collaboration where storytelling is advanced through visual imagery.