In some countries, it is still quite challenging for parents to send their children to school.
However, it is crucial that all children receive equal learning opportunities and a good education.
The potential for a bright future lies in education.
Unfortunately, according to the UN, more than 60 million young children are not attending school at all.
Families with limited financial means cannot afford to send their children to school.
In different parts of the world, young children have to work for their food from a very early age.
They work for their family’s livelihood and share caregiving and responsibilities, leaving them with no time for further education.
Some children have to take care of younger siblings as their parents are constantly working.
Even though his parents cannot afford a school bag, the protagonist of this story is just one example of their respect for education.
Recently, a Cambodian school teacher displayed the materials used to make one of his student’s backpacks.
It is admirable that the father chose to make a homemade backpack for his son.
According to the child’s mother, a basic bag starts at 30,300 riel or 7 US dollars, which is beyond their budget.