Mayor opens ‘Time for the Children’

One of children who has benefitted from electricity at his nursery school, provided by UK Rotarians.

One of Mo Marsh’s first official duties as new Mayor of Brighton and Hove is opening an inspiring photography exhibition called ‘Time for the Children’ at Brighton’s Jubilee Library.

The exhibition features stunning images by award-winning Brighton photographer Richard Harris. Richard spent three weeks with the children, gaining their trust so that he could take unique photographs that give an insight into the children’s lives.

Ann Dieckmann, City Rotarian and founder of the Zanzibar Schools Project, says:

“Children in Zanzibar are emotionally and intellectually deprived.  No-one has time for them.  They come from large families where daily life is a struggle.  Children have many duties – caring for younger siblings, carrying water and looking after animals.  As a result of large classes, teachers don’t have time for children either! But they love learning and our English club is the highlight of their day.”

The Zanzibar Schools Project was set up and supported by Rotarians from Brighton and Hove Soiree Rotary Club, working in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Zanzibar, Stone Town.

The public can pop along to the library and see the amazing photographs for themselves from 2 – 4 June 2017.