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Teacher Shares Photos Of A Backpack A Father Made For His Son Because He Wanted To Save Money (Updated)
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Teacher Shares Photos Of A Backpack A Father Made For His Son Because He Wanted To Save Money (Updated)

Getting an education is one of the most important milestones of a child’s life which has a crucial role in determining a child’s future. However, according to the United Nations, almost 60 million primary school-aged children aren’t in school. One of the most common reasons is poverty. There are many children throughout the world, who, instead of going to school, have to work to support their families, collect water or look after their siblings.

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Recently a teacher from Cambodia shared photos of a backpack a father made for his son

Even the basic things most of us take for granted, such as school supplies, can prevent a child from getting an education if they can’t afford to buy them.

To help kids get a better future, parents do their best in supporting their children’s pursuit of education. Recently, one exemplary parent became viral for his efforts.

When five-year-old NY Keng from Cambodia started going to a new school, his teacher Sophous Suon couldn’t help but notice his original backpack.

She told Bored Panda that a simple school bag cost 30000 riels ($7) in her area and there are parents who are struggling to afford them. However, NY Keng’s father who works as a farmer, decided to save money on a school bag and resorted to a much more creative option.

Using the last bits of raffia string, he weaved a beautiful blue backpack. Once Suon posted the photos of the schoolbag, it quickly went viral. People were impressed by the father’s dedication and creativity. “People said that it’s heartwarming, touching, cool and creative father, love this bag,” said the teacher.

Kind-hearted people even took it as an opportunity to offer help to the family. “Few foreigners asked for contact to send him the bags and my school leader already send his contact for them,” said Suon.

Here’s how people reacted

Update: this post previously incorrectly stated that the father couldn’t afford the bag.

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Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
2 years ago

This is an excellent reminder that when you donate to a proper charity in third world countries, the things that are bought are also appreciated. I hope people continue supporting efforts to help others who have less than us.

Ashley Wright
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2 years ago

Right on.

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Martha Meyer
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2 years ago

Such a cute kid! And a very dedicated father. I hope the attention will do them some financial good. That little boy is probably not an only child.

Doober
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2 years ago

Dad of the year!

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Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
2 years ago

This is an excellent reminder that when you donate to a proper charity in third world countries, the things that are bought are also appreciated. I hope people continue supporting efforts to help others who have less than us.

Ashley Wright
Community Member
2 years ago

Right on.

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Martha Meyer
Community Member
2 years ago

Such a cute kid! And a very dedicated father. I hope the attention will do them some financial good. That little boy is probably not an only child.

Doober
Community Member
2 years ago

Dad of the year!

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