A village girl in the outskirt of Kolkata,India (Photo by Saibal Gupta)

1) My Daughter’s First Week – by Gennady Aygi

the quietness
where the child is–seems uneven
within limits–of fragile lightshadows: emptiness!–for
the world Grows
in her–to Listen
to Itself
in its Fullness

2) In Pictures – Children of the World – March 2011

A boy plays cricket outside his home near the R Premadasa stadium before Tuesday’s first semi final of the cricket world cup between Sri Lanka and New Zealand in Colombo (Philip Brown/Reuters)

An Afghan refugee youth looks on while standing in an alley of a slum on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan. (Nathalie Bardou/AP)

Sana’a, Yemen: A girl among the women praying during an anti-government rally. (Photograph: Ammar Awad/Reuters)

Question – In thrity years what kind of a world will the children of the young people pictured above inherit? A better place? A worse place?