Boy with slingshot in rain forest
Catching food with a catapult

“I always carry my catapult with me, and try to shoot small birds, rats and squirrels when I’m in the forest.”

“I put the creatures I catch in my bag. When I get home, my mum fries the rats and squirrels in oil and makes soup from the birds. We eat them with rice, and they’re delicious! I haven’t caught anything on this hike yet, but maybe I’ll have better luck later on!
   Through the World’s Children’s Prize, I’ve learnt that all children have the right to go to school. I didn’t know that before. Here, there are many children who don’t go to school because their families are poor and can’t afford it. My dream is to become a doctor.”
Saw Htoe Kay Wah, 12

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