Innocent faces of Leyte

PhotographerHina Shimomura
Entry Description

Met these adorable children during a trip in Leyte, Phillipines, in a temporary schooling facility after a devastating typhoon hit Leyte few months before which caused awful damages to lots of homes and houses, temporary houses and schools were built but far more are needed but there was lack of funding. It is a rather rural area comparing to Manila and the children there enjoyed posing in front of the camera after a little bit of warm up and curiosity about cameras as most of them have never seen one, I tried speaking minimal Tagalog that I'd learnt during the trip and befriended them.