Photo Friday: Shundar by AYLP participant, Alisa Smith
World Savvy Admin
June 8th 2012
Alisa Smith traveled to Bangladesh
in December of 2011 as part of World Savvy's American Youth Leadership Program.
She has always loved animals and nature and was struck by the plight of the
native populations in the Sundarbans, the world's largest mangrove forest
located on the border between India and Bangladesh.
For as long as she could hold a pencil, Alisa has written and illustrated stories. She decided to use her love of art and story telling to raise awareness about the fragile and threatened ecosystem of the Sundarbans. Shundar, the word for beautiful in Bengali, tells the story of a young Bengal tiger struggling to adapt to a rapidly changing environment and presents ideas about how each of us can help in small ways to counter the effects of global climate change.
Click here to read Shundar online.