Students in Sololá, a municipality in southwestern Guatemala, play roulette in a celebration of Día del Niño, known in English as Universal Children’s Day. The students, from Escuela Oficial Rural Mixta, Caserío Cooperativa, each had one turn at the wheel in a chance to win candy, piggy banks, books and other prizes. The player shown here didn’t win a prize, but instead landed on a spot that stated, “You didn’t shower today.” Universal Children’s Day was instituted by the United Nations in 1954, and the countries that celebrate it choose their own dates. In Guatemala, it’s celebrated every Oct. 1.
Brenda Leticia Saloj Chiyal, GPJ Guatemala