A Father In Cambodia Wove A Backpack For His Son To Save Money

A series of photos went viral on Facebook the day after Father’s Day and the man featured deserves some serious praise. The post was about a man’s creative school bag design for his son, but also served as a reminder to many about how lucky they are in their communities.

Children in countries such as Cambodia don’t always have access to money for school supplies like those in North America might, but this father’s inventive solution showed us how important the value of education can be…

The Inspiration Behind The Bag

NY Keng wearing backpack
Photo Credit: Facebook / Sophous Suon
Photo Credit: Facebook / Sophous Suon

Cambodian school teacher Sophous Suon has shared photos online that have now gone viral after noticing a student’s unique backpack. Five-year-old NY Keng’s father, rather than spending money on a new backpack, made the creative choice to weave a backpack for the boy out of raffia string.

Keng’s father works as a farmer and decided to that instead of spending the money on a new bag, he would weave a bag and save the money for other essentials.