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Home #5 – Happy Family?

Written by on December 31, 2015 in Home, a Cambodian story (series) with 0 Comments


It’s ironic that many orphanages have the word “family” in their titles. Po arrives at the orphanage and finds the comforts there a huge step up from the home he’s used to. On first impression, what’s not to like about that? Orphanages may look wonderful and the intentions may be good all around, but questions will emerge in time. The problem is that most volunteers and donors don’t stick around long enough to discover the hard questions for themselves. Those who have been around orphanages long enough can spot several questions in the strip above. Here is one seemingly innocent one that is more significant that it appears at first. Will Po ever be content to sleep on a simple mat like he has at home after getting used to his new bed?

Andy Gray

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About the Author: Andy Gray hosts and writes for Uniting for Children. He lives in Cambodia with his family where he works with Alongsiders International. He wrote Home, a Cambodian story and created the video “Why Not a Family?.