Travel to the tropical Philippines to meet thirteen-year-old Khim, who lives with his grandparents on Cebu, one of the country’s 7,000 islands. He’s a freshman at a school with 10,000 students. Besides school, his day includes taking care of the family’s goats, playing arcade games, gathering wood and cooking rice for his family.
Khim lives on an island. He’s a freshman at a school with 10,000 students. He attends school, feeds goats, plays arcade games, gaths wood and cooks rice for his family. Shahani attends opening ceremonies and English class at school, goes shopping with her mother, visits a mega mall and practices in her father’s modern dance class.
Shahani lives on Luzon with her mother, father and sister. Like Khim, Shahani’s school is large…5,000 students, each wearing a name tag. We follow her to opening ceremonies and English class, going to buy groceries with her mother and visiting the large mall where her father entertains by dressing in costumes at birthday parties. We also watch Shahani and her sister practice in their father’s modern dance class.