I recently spent a super weekend with friends in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
As part of the trip we took a day out to visit some schools built by the literacy charity Room To Read. Regular readers will know that I’ve undertaken fundraising for the charity – and so I wanted to see their work in the field.
With approximately 50% of the population living on less than USD $2 per day, Cambodia is a very poor country. So travelling through the rural landscape to visit the schools was a real eye opener. Cambodia also has a shocking problem with the trafficking of young girls.
So learning to read and get an education provides the next generation of Cambodians with a passport out of poverty and the subsequent problems it creates.
Humility and Inspiration
As you can imagine, visiting the schools in this part of the world was both humbling and inspiring. But also a lot of fun.