Harry and I are enjoying making media together. He not only picks up the technical part very quickly, but he is enjoying the design and editing process. If you make media with your kids, believe me you'll learn. For example, Harry showed me a few keyboard shortcuts that I didn't know. Making media together is another way to teach your children about various causes. This ended up being a collaboration because Harry had to go to bed and I didn't want him to miss story time -- so I finished the narration.
Here's a few stories about some children mentioned in the video:
Sina, age 15, is an orphan and head of her family, two younger sisters aged 12 and 9. She earns a monthly wage working for the sewing school and shop, a vocational program run by the Foundation that trains young women so they can earn a sustainable living wage. Sina helps makes school uniforms that the Foundation provides to over 1,000 street children in Cambodia.
Chheng Srey Mom, 16, has completed grade 8. Since her parents work in the Sharing Foundation's farm program, she attended the Foundation's Khmer Literacy School which helped her enter the local village school. Her family has been willing let her pursue her education instead of working in the fields. Blogger Roger Carr of Everyday Giving Blog has written a beautiful post about the Khmer Literacy School!
Leda, a young child, was abandoned in a local market. She now is being taken care of at The Sharing Foundation's Roteang Orphanage. Opened in 2000, it provides a new standard of compassionate care for children in Cambodia. Orphans are admitted without regard for medical diagnosis. The orphanage is home to over 70 infants and children, nearly half of whom, due to serious disabilities, will remain in the Foundation's care indefinitely. There are just three of more than 1,500 Cambodian children that the Sharing Foundation cares for each and every day.
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