Sometimes a picture says it all – who can take advantage of what little resources there are. In the Washington Post WonkBlog, we see an amazing photo of young Guinean men studying. It is incredibly touching, and inspiring.
Young Guineans, without access to electricity, study under carpark lights at G’bessi airport in Conakry, Guinea. Photograph: Rebecca Blackwell/AP
It is also gendered. Where are the women? They likely didn’t make it far enough in school to be studying with these young men, their peers. And also, it would not be safe for them to head out to the airport to study under the parking lot lights.