Looking at the disparities in South Africa made me realise how fortunate I am to have access to education. For some people my age, it’s an afterthought.

Warmth or education? / the burning books

This image is about how in South Africa, people are so poor that they have to often choose between school/literacy and warmth (which represents earning a living and keeping a roof above their heads) as children often have to leave school to start working in order to provide for their families.


Rhulani Maminze


South Africa




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How much more beautiful is the world of children, I wish the world could be seen and managed through the eyes of children.
Nahid Maghsoudi
Why did you choose this sketch?
We do not burn books, we turn off guns

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