Search the globe
Photographer Henny Boogert portrayed and interviewed students in Kenya, Russia, Moldova, Cuba, Bolivia, the Philippines, India and his homeland the Netherlands. His work, to been seen on this website, is part of an international project to monitor the resemblances and differences of student conditions in a global perspective.
Look at the portraits
Students throughout the world fight for the same ideal: to move forward, to make a career. As universal as this aim is, as universal is their housing. A bed, a small seating area, some posters on the wall and clutter on the ground. Another resemblance: parents in many countries put away any extra money to finance at least one of their children. They are often supported by siblings, uncles and aunts. And then that dream to move forward, to have a career, becomes a dream of more persons than just that one student on the photo. Go to our main page and click on a country to view the student portraits and videos.
Connect to the students
Visitors of this website can communicate easily with most of the portrayed students from other parts of the globe: just click the Facebook-button or through our own forum. It’s our aim to bring students all over the world together to get inspired by each other and to reflect on resemblances and differences. In this way we hope to broaden the horizons of students.
Discover local projects
Dutch students are challenged to read more about projects that improve opportunities and education for young people in developing countries. Maybe some of them get motivated to study abroad, follow an internship or to do volunteer work in a such countries. Start connecting with your projects through our forum.