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High-Risk Education in Aleppo
Aleppo, Syria
By Mahmoud Alhaji Othman
11 May 2016

January 10, 2016
Aleppo, Syria

Despite shelling and barrel bomb attacks, students and volunteer instructors are still showing up at al-Risala school in the rebel held Hanano area in the northern city of Aleppo, Syria.

With no or little resources, the teachers are trying to give students a basic education in the absence of a school curriculum in areas controlled by the Syrian opposition.

The school is located in a district which has been targeted in shelling and airstrikes. “The students and teachers are in danger, the building might be heavily damaged or even destroyed at any moment” says Ibrahim al-Ali, the school principal. “We have no choice but to keep operating at high risk. This is the situation in almost all schools in rebel held Aleppo”.

Interviews:

04:03
Nada, Teacher:
“The number of students is good, but we are short of instructors. Teachers are not available. Q: What are your main needs other than for teachers?
A: We actually need everything.. The school building needs restoration, the students have not received backpacks, the teachers have no support.. There’s a lack of everything.”

04:59
Abu Hassan, Teacher:
“I am the science teacher, I try my best to improve the scientific skills of the students whether in math or physics or chemistry. Q: How do you describe the student comprehension abilities?
A: Starting directly with the curriculum in books is impossible because the students did not have the chance to learn the basics. It’s been like a month since we started teaching them the basics, the simple operations such as addition and subtraction. Introduction to physics and introduction to chemistry, we are only teaching them the basics that they missed for now.”

05:43
Mohamed, Student:
“We are here in al-Risala School, in Hanano area.. We have few teachers, a teacher of mathematics and a teacher of religious education.. We have no other teachers, however they are trying to teach us the basics so we can understand the actual curriculum. I hope that Syria will be a safe and secure place again especially in Aleppo because Bachar al-Assad targets us with barrel bombs and has destroyed all areas of Aleppo. Even our instructors had to flee because of the massive shelling.”
Q: Did you see any fighter jets striking?
A: We’ve seen a lot, and barrel bombs are dropped over our heads.”

06:32
Zainab, Student:
“We have no books but they told us that they would bring us some. We came here to study but we have shortage of teachers. The teacher is trying his best to teach us. When winter comes we have no heaters and the windows are all damaged and we have no means to replace them. Every time we go out for recess helicopters come so they bring us back inside out of fear.”

07:04
Ibrahim al-Ali, School Principal:
“We are educating the students despite the lack of an educational system. Almost all teachers are volunteers. Some are university graduates, others have just graduated from school. They are all doing volunteer work with nothing in return. The condition of the school is miserable. The building needs restoration, electricity and water repairs. We face a persistent cut of electricity which is affecting the lighting in class rooms. We also need water tanks to store water. We are also expecting the problems which we went through last year such as lack of heaters and the windows destroyed because of the constant shelling and barrel bombs by the regime.”

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Randolph, Massachussetts
By Marwa Morgan
29 Apr 2016

Randloph, MA- April 30, 2016- Dianna Ploss (C), Suffolk County Volunteer Coordinator at Donald Trump presidential campaign, stands among other volunteers as they take the pledge of allegiance in front of Randloph Community Middle School. As a part of the Donald Trump slate in Massachussetts Congressional District 7, Ploss was chosen to go to the Republican Convention as a delegate.

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Randolph, Massachussetts
By Marwa Morgan
29 Apr 2016

Randloph, MA- April 30, 2016- Dianna Ploss (R), Suffolk County Volunteer Coordinator at Donald Trump presidential campaign, talks to her daughter Vanessa Carey at Randloph Community Middle School. As a part of the Donald Trump slate in Massachussetts Congressional District 7, Ploss was chosen to go to the Republican Convention as a delegate.

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Randolph, Massachussetts
By Marwa Morgan
29 Apr 2016

Randloph, MA- April 30, 2016- Dianna Ploss (C), Suffolk County Volunteer Coordinator at Donald Trump presidential campaign, celebrates after vote counting at Randloph Community Middle School, where the Republican caucus took place. As a part of the Donald Trump slate in Massachussetts Congressional District 7, Ploss was chosen to go to the Republican Convention as a delegate.

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Randolph, Massachussetts
By Marwa Morgan
29 Apr 2016

Randloph, MA- April 30, 2016- Dianna Ploss (R), Suffolk County Volunteer Coordinator at Donald Trump presidential campaign, talks to her daughter Vanessa Carey at Randloph Community Middle School. While Ploss was chosen to go to the Republican Convention as a delegate, Carey, who decided to run at the last minute replacing on the the candidates on the Trump slate, withdrew. If she had won, Carey was supposed to vote for John Kasich, based on the public votes in the Massachussetts primary. "I can't do this. I can't vote for someone else on the first ballot," she said.

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Randolph, Massachussetts
By Marwa Morgan
29 Apr 2016

Randloph, MA- April 30, 2016- Dianna Ploss (C), Suffolk County Volunteer Coordinator at Donald Trump presidential campaign, stands with her daughter Vanessa Carey at Randloph Community Middle School as they wait for volunteers at the Republican caucus to tell them if Carey can run as for delegate or not. While Ploss was chosen to go to the Republican Convention as a delegate, Carey, who decided to run at the last minute replacing on the the candidates on the Trump slate, withdrew. If she had won, Carey was supposed to vote for John Kasich, based on the public votes in the Massachussetts primary. "I can't do this. I can't vote for someone else on the first ballot," she said.

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Randolph, Massachussetts
By Marwa Morgan
29 Apr 2016

Randloph, MA- April 30, 2016- Vanessa Carey looks for a coffee mug at Suffolk County Volunteer Coordinator at Donald Trump presidential campaign Dianna Ploss' (not pictured) motor home. Ploss had sold her houe in Cambridge and moved into a motor home to move with the campaign, she said.

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Providence, Rhode Island
By Marwa Morgan
22 Apr 2016

Providence, RI- April 23,2016- Volunteers in Wellesley Students for Hillary hold campaign materials at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, where they went door knocking a few days before the primary elections in Rhode Island.

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Providence, Rhode Island
By Marwa Morgan
22 Apr 2016

Providence, RI- April 23,2016- Left to Right: Linnaea Honl-Stuenkel and Scarlett Cheon, volunteers in Wellesley Students for Hillary, exchange a conversation with Bernie Sanders supporters in Providence, Rhode Island. The volunteers were door knocking a few days before the primary elections in Rhode Island.

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Providence, Rhode Island
By Marwa Morgan
22 Apr 2016

Providence, RI- April 23,2016- Scarlett Cheon (C), a volunteer in Wellesley Students for Hillary, looks for somone to take a photo of her wearing the campaign T-shirt. Volunteers from Wellesley gathered at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, where they went door knocking a few days before the primary elections in Rhode Island.

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Cambridge, Massachussetts
By Marwa Morgan
21 Apr 2016

Cambridge, MA- April 22, 2016- Jonathan Hurowitz, a volunteer in the Marco Rubio presidential campaign, attends a Passover Cedar at MIT.

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Clashes in Tunisia over Petrofac Jobs
Kerkennah
By Mourad TEYEB
14 Apr 2016

Clashes erupted on Thursday and Friday evenings in Kerkennah, an island off the east coast of Tunisia, between police and demonstrators.
Police used tear gas and water jets to disperse protesters who threw stones at law enforcement officers.
Residents of the island have been carrying out protests against the British oil company Petrofac, which they accuse of denying jobs to unemployed youth on the island.

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New York City, New York
By Marwa Morgan
14 Apr 2016

New York-February15, 2016- Bernie Sanders supporter Sharon Weiss (not pictured) hosts a potluck dinner in her Brooklyn apartment for other Sanders supporter a few days before the New York primary elections.

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New York City, New York
By Marwa Morgan
13 Apr 2016

New York, February 14, 2016- Anti-Trump protestors gather in front of Hayatt Grand Central Terminal, where the presidential candidate Donald Trump was expected to speak as a part of a Republican Party Gala.

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New York City, New York
By Marwa Morgan
13 Apr 2016

New York, February 14, 2016- Anti-Trump protestors gather in front of Hayatt Grand Central Terminal, where the presidential candidate Donald Trump was expected to speak as a part of a Republican Party Gala.

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New York City, New York
By Marwa Morgan
13 Apr 2016

New York, February 14, 2016- People inside the Rockefeller cheer as Anti-Trump protestors march from Hayatt Grand Central Terminal, where the presidential candidate Donald Trump was expected to speak as a part of a Republican Party Gala.

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New York City, New York
By Marwa Morgan
13 Apr 2016

New York, February 14, 2016- Anti-Trump protestors clash with New York Police Officer after one protestor was arrested for walking on the road. The march started in front of Hayatt Grand Central Terminal, where the presidential candidate Donald Trump was expected to speak as a part of a Republican Party Gala.

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Brookline, Massachussetts
By Marwa Morgan
12 Apr 2016

Brookline, MA- April 13, 2016- Rebecca Albrecht, a volunteer in Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign stands in line to speak during a Town Hall meeting. Rebecca, also a cycler, advocates for more bike accommodation in her neighborhood.

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Cambridge, Massachussetts
By Marwa Morgan
11 Apr 2016

Cambridge, MA- April 12, 2016- Jonathan Hurowitz, a volunteer in the Marco Rubio presidential campaign, talks to one of the members of MIT's Conservative Club after a meeting. Hurowitz supported Rubio over Rand Paul, his first choice, since he had a better shot at winning as a moderate Republican, he said. "Now that Rubio is out, I don't think I will be involved in any other campaign. I don't even know who I will vote for."

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Cambridge, Massachussetts
By Marwa Morgan
11 Apr 2016

Cambridge, MA- April 12, 2016- Jonathan Hurowitz, a volunteer in the Marco Rubio presidential campaign, sits over the fence of one of MIT's lawns getting ready to pose for a photo. Hurowitz, the grandson of a Holocaust survivor, had returned recently from a trip to Washington D.C. to attend an AIPAC conference with his congressmen of Alabama.

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Brookline, Massachussetts
By Marwa Morgan
23 Mar 2016

Brookline, MA- March 24, 2016- Rebbecca Albrecht, a volunteer in Bernie Sanders Campaign takes her bike outside of her huose, getting ready to go to a bakery store.

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Brookline, Massachussetts
By Marwa Morgan
23 Mar 2016

Brookline, MA- March 24, 2016- Rebbecca Albrecht, a volunteer in Bernie Sanders Campaign, talks to her husband over the phone. Albrecht had set a timer to take out the tea bug from her cup at the "perfect" timing.

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Brookline, Massachussetts
By Marwa Morgan
23 Mar 2016

Brookline, MA- March 24, 2016- Rebbecca Albrecht, a volunteer in Bernie Sanders Campaign, walks in the basement of her house, where she and her husbands keep tens of bikes. "We're not worried about selling the bikes before we move, many friends expressed interest," she said.

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Boston, Massachussetts
By Marwa Morgan
26 Feb 2016

Quincy, MA- February 27, 2016- Jonathan Hurowitz (R) checks his phone, Jorge Salcedo (R) prepares his breakfast as Sabrina Liang (C), Massachussetts director of Students for Marco Rubio, discusses the plan for a door knocking event with other volunteers.

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Boston, Massachussetts
By Marwa Morgan
26 Feb 2016

Boston- February 27, 2016- Trump Campaign Volunteer Tony Dang (R) talks to Suffolk Country Volunteer Coordinator, Dianna Ploss at Carribean Art Gallery in Dorchester, where volunteers in Trump's presidential campaign were phone banking.27 February 2016-

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Boston, Massachussetts
By Marwa Morgan
25 Feb 2016

Boston- February 26, 2016- Rebbecca Albrecht joins volunteers in Bernie Sanders presidential campaign hold LED signs on Massachussetts Avenue in Boston, a few days before the primary elections in Massachussetts.

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Boston, Massachussetts
By Marwa Morgan
25 Feb 2016

Boston- February 26, 2016- Rebbecca Albrecht joins volunteers in Bernie Sanders presidential campaign hold LED signs on Massachussetts Avenue in Boston, a few days before the primary elections in Massachussetts.jpg

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Child Labour in Our World
Beirut
By b.yaacoub
11 Jun 2015

It may sound like old news to some, but one of the scary realities of our world is that some of the biggest problems facing humanity occur without explosions, protests, or big news headlines. Often, those who suffer the most suffer in silence, far away from the eyes of news cameras and the international community.

Child Labour is one of those problems that passes largely unnoticed. All over the world, across cultural, social, and religious divides, child labour persists. Sometimes it occurs as the simple act of a well-intended parent taking their child to work in the farm fields by their side. Other times, it is malicious factory owners using children as cheap labour in their factory, where they are abused and underpaid.

What makes the issue more complicated is that child labour can occur in front of our eyes, without us noticing. Sometimes understanding child labour is understanding what is not visible to us. It is understanding that a working child is not attending school, that a working child is malnourished, and that a working child is physically and psychologically abused. The difference between a child helping their mother in the family shop and child exploitation could be the simple question of whether or not the child’s work is preventing them from attending school. The line can sometimes be fine and other times glaring.

At Transterra Media, our contributors have documented child labour around the world for years, from the brick factories of Bangladesh, to the garbage piles of Cambodia, and the car repair shops of Syria. Our contributors have shed a small amount of light on a massive issue that the world is still trying to address.

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Barcelona, Spain
By Albert Gonzalez Farran
25 May 2015

German Acevedo (in green T-shirt) trains a group of young teenagers at risk of social exclusion in Santa Coloma de Gramenet, Barcelona, Spain.
German arrived to Europe in summer 2012, running away from the gangs ("pandilleros") in San Salvador. The Spanish Government rejected his asylum request, but he is remaining in the country and attending courses to become a social worker in the future. He does not want to go back to El Salvador because he is afraid of being killed by the gangs.

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Barcelona, Spain
By Albert Gonzalez Farran
25 May 2015

German Acevedo (green T-shirt) trains a group of young teenagers at risk of social exclusion in Santa Coloma de Gramenet, Barcelona, Spain.
German arrived to Europe in summer 2012, running away from the gangs ("pandilleros") in San Salvador. The Spanish Government rejected his asylum request, but he is remaining in the country and attending courses to become a social worker in the future. He does not want to go back to El Salvador because he is afraid of being killed by the gangs.

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Barcelona, Spain
By Albert Gonzalez Farran
25 May 2015

German Acevedo (green T-shirt) trains a group of young teenagers at risk of social exclusion in Santa Coloma de Gramenet, Barcelona, Spain.
German arrived to Europe in summer 2012, running away from the gangs ("pandilleros") in San Salvador. The Spanish government rejected his asylum request, but he is remaining in the country and attending courses to become a social worker in the future. He does not want to go back to El Salvador because he is afraid of being killed by the gangs.

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Mauritian Youth
Port Louis
By Nasseem ACKBURALLY
13 May 2015

This collection features photos of young people in Mauritius: in class at the university and organizing an awareness campaign on campus, and using computers at the inauguration of a community internet access point.

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Port Louis
By Nasseem ACKBURALLY
12 May 2015

A young person uses a computer at a community internet access point in Mauritius.

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Port Louis
By Nasseem ACKBURALLY
12 May 2015

A man is helped to use a computer at a community internet access point in Mauritius.

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Mauritius Youth 03
Port Louis
By Nasseem ACKBURALLY
12 May 2015

A young person helps community members use a computer at a community internet access point in Mauritius.

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Port Louis
By Nasseem ACKBURALLY
12 May 2015

A young person uses a computer at a community internet access point in Mauritius.

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Port Louis
By Nasseem ACKBURALLY
12 May 2015

A young person uses a computer at a community internet access point in Mauritius.

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Port Louis
By Nasseem ACKBURALLY
12 May 2015

A young person uses a computer at a community internet access point in Mauritius.

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Port Louis
By Nasseem ACKBURALLY
12 May 2015

University students gather during an HIV/AIDS awareness campaign they organised to inform their peers on the virus and prevention.

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Port Louis
By Nasseem ACKBURALLY
12 May 2015

University students gather during an HIV/AIDS awareness campaign they organised to inform their peers on the virus and prevention.