Pyapon children

Pyapon children

Tom Gordon , September 2012

Children at school in Pyapon Township, in the Ayeyarwady Region of Myanmar. They are wearing 'thanaka' - a paste made from tree bark, that cools the skin and is an effective sun-block. The children are participating in a drawing competition to raise awareness about Disaster Risk Reduction in this region, which was very much affected by Cyclone Nargis in 2008.