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Bangladesh street children launch photo exhibition

10 March 2010: What would you expect to see if you gave street children living in one of the poorest countries in the world a camera to document their lives?

Plan’s 'Through Our Own Eyes' project trained groups of street children in Dhaka, Bangladesh, in simple photography and video techniques to help them raise awareness of the realities they face. Their pictures now form a powerful exhibition which opens in Dhaka at the Russian Centre of Science and Culture from 11-14 March. 

There are huge risks to children living on the street. They have an unstable childhood, face physical and sexual abuse by adults, harassment of law enforcement agencies and have no access to education or health care facilities.

View some of the children’s photographs below.

Find out more about Plan’s work in Bangladesh.