Wednesday, 6 May 2009
The Children of Cambodia
Cambodia is the land of children. They are everywhere, playing, working, going to school or begging. Over 50 % of the country's population is children under 18 years. And nearly half of them have to work to support their families.
Even today a lot of children don’t go to school. Their parents don’t know how to read and write, as they grew up during Pol Pot times, and they were sent to labour camps. They lived in fear.
There are many websites that deal with the Children of Cambodia, most of them are community and welfare organizations.
One that I found particularly interesting was:
The following images were taken on our recent visit to the Siem Reap area of Cambodia: