Select Books is pleased to invite you to a talk by photojournalist Debby Ng, titled Life of My Sisters, on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 3:00pm.
About the Talk
Title: Life of My Sisters
Only a mere 28% of girls in Nepal are literate, and less than three out of ten can read. Without essential skills, these girls risk falling victim to prostitution rings and child trafficking networks. Others are forced to live on the streets. Education is the best hope these girls have of a normal life - a life of independence and true freedom. For more than a decade, Little Sisters Fund (www.littlesistersfund.org/) has been giving Nepalese girls a glimmer of hope through scholarships for underprivileged girls in Nepal. Photojournalist Debby Ng entered the home of these little girls, and shares evocative photographs and the inspiring stories of these girls - Nepal's hope for a better future.
About Debby Ng
Debby Ng grew up in Singapore and graduated from Ngee Ann Polytechnic where she studied Journalism and Documentary Production (1999 – 2002), and recently read Conservation Biology at Duke University (2010). Formative years spent in one of Singapore's last kampungs left an enduring appreciation for the lost synergies that people once enjoyed with the natural environment. The environmental challenges of the region and the need for increased social awareness were pivotal in her decision to become a photojournalist. Debby has worked extensively in outlying villages and remote locations across the Indonesian archipelago, Nepal, China, Malaysia, and Tanzania, and completed brief assignments in India, Mauritius, New Zealand, Australia, and Thailand. She is also committed to doing work in Singapore and is the founder of Hantu Blog (www.pulauhantu.org), a registered marine protection organisation that does has been doing research and public outreach for the past decade.
Saturday, January 26, 2013
51, Armenian Street
Tel: 6337 9319