13th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
To me, a sustainable travel project means leaving a community better than you found it and helping to enact lasting positive change. I am so proud to be part of an organization that is empowering women in Anupshahr, India. I took this photo at Pardada Pardadi School, where I was a volunteer for a year in 2009. I'm currently their volunteer coordinator.
This is a typical 7th grade math class at the school. Students sit on the ground and work from old textbooks, but are always eager to learn.
© Lindsay Johnson.
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||Nov. 30, 2015, 10:15 p.m.
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