Thursday, November 21, 2013

From Slum to School


In the urban settlement of Chbar Ampov, on the banks of the Bassac river in Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh, this young girl lives with her family in a basic one room corrugated iron home, without proper sanitation or access to safe water. She is confronted with many daily challenges from health, safety, malnutrition, education and overall development.

In Chbar Ampov, 60 per cent of children live in extreme poverty. The river next to the community is full of trash which makes the water unusable. The area where children play is also full of garbage. Entire families live in single rooms in close proximity to their neighbours.

By Mary Einbinder

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