Photo Friday: Juggling in Phnom Penh

Juggling for kids in Phnom Penh Cambodia
Juggling for kids in Phnom Penh Cambodia

This time of year in the US, most of us are consumed with buying the perfect toys for our children, finding the most adorable holiday outfits and decorating our homes to be the perfect backdrop for childhood memories. But those things aren't essential for a happy childhood, are they? One of the things that struck us in Cambodia was how often we saw kids playing with makeshift toys - things made out of old water bottles, or string, or sticks, or a plastic bag. In this picture, my husband is showing some kids how to juggle using some small rocks, and they're obviously fascinated.

These kids will be just fine without the toys, fashionable clothing, and scheduled activities that our kids take for granted, but what they do need is an education and a healthy diet (almost 50% of kids in Cambodia are malnourished). I hope you'll take a moment to make even a small donation before the Passports with Purpose fundraiser closes on Monday.

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  1. jamie on December 17, 2009 at 8:41 p.m.

    Good JOB with your fund raising efforts Debbie---just made my contribution and am keeping my fingers crossed!

  2. Carolina on December 17, 2009 at 8:46 p.m.

    The way you all ran PWP was inspiring, those kids are inspiring, and yes, I'll see if I can get some more donations your way.

  3. Sarah V. on December 17, 2009 at 8:58 p.m.

    What a beautiful picture!

  4. Debbie on December 17, 2009 at 9:07 p.m.

    Thanks everyone! We're just acting as traffic control ;) The individual bloggers and donors really did all the work and we're incredibly grateful (and floored to be only 3k away from our revised goal)

  5. jessiev on December 18, 2009 at 7:16 a.m.

    fantastic photo! i LOVE PWP!

  6. Dominique on December 20, 2009 at 9:56 a.m.

    Here's hoping PwP makes that last 2K today and tomorrow :)

  7. Victoria on December 21, 2009 at 4:56 a.m.

    It's a great thing that you're doing, you should be incredibly proud of yourselves. Merry Christmas!