Clay and a monkey bar

© Wendy Marijnissen - The surroundings of the Mashal Model School

© Wendy Marijnissen - Boys and girls who work the streets selling flowers or washing cars follow school in the non-profit Mashal Model School

© Wendy Marijnissen - A little girl is attending the clay class in the Mashal Model School in the outskirts of Islamabad. The school provides education for over 220 street children, who come from difficult and violent backgrounds and can't afford the government classes.

© Wendy Marijnissen - A boy holds up a self made clay figure he made during one of the creative classes.

© Wendy Marijnissen - Children from the Mashal Model School play on the monkey bar in their school. Most of the children come from impoverished backgrounds and earn a living as street workers. Most wash cars, sell flowers and sweets, often very vulnerable to abuse on the streets.

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