But they have a school to go to (even if it seems it's rarely in session). A school with electricity and heat and running water and paid instructors. And art supplies and plenty of paper and a music program (downsized) and a roof over their heads.
And before I became involved in American Assistance for Cambodia (AAfC), I took all of that for granted (and even did my share of complaining). But the truth is, I should take it for granted. My kids should have a safe, positive place to learn and grow as a basic human right, as should kids everywhere.
But we all know that many, many kids do not, which is where organizations like American Assistance for Cambodia come in. AAfC funds the Rural Schools Project, which has helped build over 400 enriched primary and lower secondary schools in rural Cambodia since 1999. It's helped these kids:
So go check it out. I guarantee that while you're reading more about AAfC, you'll feel extra-thankful that your kids are in school...a safe, warm, well-constructed school.
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