Living Ubuntu

City of Lost Children: A Talk with Kent Treptow

Thank you for attending the event.
Here is a slideshow of Kent's photographs. A number of people asked how they can help.  The Christina Noble Children's Foundation is one local organization that works to improve the lives of such children. 
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city of lost cihildren

Amnesty International (Irvine chapter) and Living Ubuntu host a combined meeting featuring Daily Pilot photographer, Kent Treptow. He recently visited Mongolia and photographed Mongolian street children who take cover down under manholes to survive the extreme cold. Come join us as Kent tells us the stories of these children, both haunting and inspiring at the same time.

"Some stories are too compelling, too wrenching, not to tell."
- Daily Pilot Editor

Want to help street children in Mongolia?  Visit Christina Noble Children's Foundation

Kent's photographs

Click here to see a slideshow of Kent's photographs of the Mongolian children.  Narrated by Kent. 

kent's show

Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)

Article 25 of the UDHR is especially relevant:

  1. Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.

  2. Motherhood and childhood are entitled to special care and assistance. All children, whether born in or out of wedlock, shall enjoy the same social protection.


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[ Daily Pilot Special Report - City of Lost Children ]
[ Christina Noble Children's Foundation ]

[ Amnesty International - Irvine chapter ]
[ Living Ubuntu website ]

Thursday, Jan 29 2009

Irvine United Congregational Church
Plumer Hall
4915 Alton Parkway
Irvine, California 92604

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"An enduring legacy of the communist downfall is the phenomenon of Mongolian street children... The children live in manholes littered with rat feces and cockroaches. They rummage through trash for scraps of food. Many are malnourished or sick from eating bad meat... But they also sing, laugh, look out for each other and fight with remarkable resilience and resourcefulness to live to see another day."
- Kent Treptow