Why do I matter in the world? ¿Por qué soy importante en el mundo?

Why do I matter in the world? ¿Por qué soy importante en el mundo?

This was a little project with Central American newcomer students, who had entered the school system in the last months. I wanted them to use both languages because their  voice is in Spanish. These were cut into 30 second segments and used as fillers on WRIR.

When the children explain why they are important, again and again they tell you that it is because they are human.

Why do they feel compelled to tell you this?