A Travellerspoint blog

My good deed for the trip

On this trip, I brought coloring books and crayons to donate at a public primary school in Phnom Penh. Even though it's a public school, education is not free in Cambodia and parents still have to pay for their child to attend school. Very poor families can only afford to put their children into elementary school and after that they end up dropping out and finding employment to help support their family. The classroom was very small and there were no tables. The children used their laps to write and color on. Even the playground in the courtyard looked rather unsafe to use. It's definitely a very humbling experience.






Posted by okamalyes 22:34

Email this entryFacebookStumbleUpon

Table of contents

Be the first to comment on this entry.

Comments on this blog entry are now closed to non-Travellerspoint members. You can still leave a comment if you are a member of Travellerspoint.