Laos Children Holds Great Future to Their Country or Just Follow the Path of Their Current Regime
My first visit I had a hard time adjusting to the living condition. Currently when I looked at the pictures at first it is very sadden because initially I saw the conditions; they are filthy. But then again if you look hard and deep enough these pictures showed characters of each individual strength and weakness.
I saw children expressions are happy, curious, playfulness, innocent and very powerful. I can even compare these children to body of water that flows through Laos. The Mekong river; a tiny drop of water started its journey’s from the Himalaya carved through mountains and lakes through Tibet, China it carved a small streams, rivers and then gather it all mighty strength to become the longest river in Southeast Asia and it border many countries. The mighty river have the powers to create and destroy lives. These children are just like the river they can carves, creates a better future for lao people by built a stronger foundation or they can follow the current path, a very weaken foundation that was destroyed by their previous generation or do nothing at all. There are so many obstacles which make me wonder if they could make a differences.
I have a lot of hope by witnessing a twin-born couples day before my arrival at my grand mother village. Both of them look healthy and they are getting their first vaccination donated by the UNICEF. Remember? the little orange box we carrier around during Halloween? those penny both dull and shinny was a bless when you witness that the money we donated is at work in Laos. The beige box on the left hand side is a cooler storage vaccines for the children.
Although the clinic is not what we used to in the United States. It is the initiative for basic health care that Non-Government Organization is working hard to keep it going. My gripes; it is only temporary once the money ran out or their visa expired they leave the country. Some will try to go back but some will travel else where.
There are some promising to the future of Laos, if they live in the larger cities or the capital and if their parent’s have the resources to send them to school, buy uniforms and some children even attend extra curriculum studying a second languages such as, English or Chinese etc…… Some of these children will have better future since they will be able to study aboard in Australia or even in the United States. For some who have no choices but beg on the street to make a day to day living along with their parents. I don’t want to disregard this unfortunate children future. With hope they will re-direct their destiny to make a better future for themselves.
I’m on my way to Talat Sao Market, it’s a short distance from where I lived the street is not that busy. I came across these children walking back to school after their afternoon break. We rely on these young girls to make the better choices and whether or not Laos can compete and develop economically like the rest of the Southeast Asia countries.