Children at Savong’s home, (SHEC) are eagerly looking forward to a big picnic this New Year. They will meet up with counterparts who live in West Baray, and with children also from the Happy Sunshine home in Siem Reap. Much preparation has been involved including food preparation, transport, and – so nobody gets lost – nametages for all the children.
New Year is the major celebration on the Cambodian calendar, and a time to look forward. In the Cambodian countryside, for the two-week period, the air is alive with the sound of music (those thunderous speaker systems) and ceremonies.
It is a break between seasons: a time of hope.