Monday, December 18, 2006

Learning to read

May 2005. Angkor. Cambodia. Alex and I were on our honeymoon. Adventure, Discovery and Exotic Food is what gets us excited. I love this shot. I wandered off the beaten track and landed in a village. This is their classroom, the monk knows how to read, and there were 5 students aged between 10 and 25. The blackboard had our alphabet written on it. That scene moved me, and Hammer's story about his nephew inspired me to share this photo.

3 comments:

Steven Novak said...

Wow...great pic.

Steve~

Hammer said...

That's interesting.

Down the street from my fathers house is a buddist temple. He and some other Veterans go there once a week and help teach the cambodian monks English.

Judith said...

when I see those pictures and I think of all the little shits that play truant from school it riles my blood..