Experience What Life Is Like For A 10-Year-Old Girl Growing Up On The Border Of Tanzania & Kenya

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When you were 10 years old, you probably complained about going to school and spent your time after school hanging out with friends or watching TV. Things are very different for Monica, a young girl growing up on the Border of Tanzania and Kenya.

While you go to the fridge for a glass of water, Monica walks miles to collect water for her family. While you hopped on the bus to school, Monica treks miles to get an education each day (and she’s lucky to do so – 30 million children in Sub-Saharan Africa are not enrolled in school). While your mom calls you to dinner, Monica spends hours collecting firewood so her single mom can cook. While you flick on a desk light to study, Monica has to go into town to find light so she can complete her homework.

Thanks to HuffPost and RYOT, a 360º video experience, you can see what a day in the life of Monica is like below.

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