Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Illustration Friday: Your Paradise 2


My paradise.

I have recently volunteered to be on the board of directors for a charity organization called Friends of the Poor Orphaned Children. Right now we're involved in a project that is building a school for poor children in Cambodia. The children there have to pay to go to public schools, and many can't afford to. Alot of them live on the streets with either no father or no parents at all. What really touched my heart was that these children will walk for miles every day to the place where the school is being built, and beg the monks to teach them.

In our country, even the poor take school for granted. Many children drop out with no desire to improve their lot in life. To the children in Cambodia, this must seem like Paradise.

3 comments:

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

How good of you to be doing this work--nice illo, too!

We do take much for granted here--my own son does, and it is heartbreaking.

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

Nice work! I love ocean stuff, and have thought about doing something ocean related myself!

Your note was positively sweet and very appreciated. I just hit a busy patch, which is great! I do hope to post something new in a day or two!

Ashok said...

Lovely, lovely stuff. Thanks so much for sharing!