Beyond the Image

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Cambodian Cowboys

My wife Izzy and I work in a rural village running the NGO Harvest Cambodia.  Our organisation trains village school teachers and provide schools with curriculum support, teacher sponsorship and school resources.

The children in our village all come from farming backgrounds.  After they finish classes for the day, they are expected to help with work in the fields.  One afternoon it was a particularly beautiful sunset so I took a walk  through the dry rice fields to watch the sun set.  While soaking in the beautiful sunset, I heard "Hello Mr. Doug" being shouted out as two young brothers came past, leading their family's cows in for the night.  They pulled them to a halt and called me over to say hello before rushing off again to beat the approaching night fall.