Are we all the same?

BY: Enoch Darfah Frimpong

Look at  people in the street, and you will notice differences. But look again and see if you can spot the similarities—such as the way people shrug their shoulders, frown when they are thinking, wave good-bye, or laugh at a joke. You will see behaviour like this all around the world. Lets see how children all over the world behave.
This boy is unable to walk and has to use a wheelchair to get around—and do his homework in. Having this, or any other disability, should not stop people from living their lives to the fullest.

A crowd of children play in a playground in Cuba. Although each child moves, shouts and laughs in exactly the same way as you, they all have their personality. Some are girls and some are boys. Some have lighter skin and some have darker skin, and they may speak a different language from you. These differences add variety and interest to all our lives.

These athletes race in their high-speed wheelchairs with the same urge to win as able-bodied athletes.

We all have the same ability to succeed, if given the opportunity.


These children are playing in a back street in Morroco. All children play, whether they live in a big city or a village in the middle of a rain forest. Playing together let children practice the skills they will need when they grow up.

This is a child from Nepal, in the foothills of the Himalayas. His skin colour and the shape of his face may differ from yours, but his smile is a sign of greeting and of happiness that would be recognised anywhere in the world.

People everywhere enjoy playing games. These Brazilian boys do not own a set of checkers, so they use bottle caps instead.

Two Australian girls go walking in the afternoon sun. The one is darker hair and skin has greater natural protection from the harmful effects of strong sunlight.