This photograph was captured by Than Savey, a 24 year old monk, at Angkor Wat in Siem Reap Cambodia. Than is one of the team of monks at the Life and Hope Association who set out to give children a more fruitful life now and in the future. Typically, it is much easier for boys to get an education in Cambodia because if a lack of resources prevents him from paying for school, he can just g o through the training to become a monk for free. Girls do not have that option. In response to this unfair circumstance, LHA was established to give boy and girls (the majority are girls) the opportunity to be educated and live a more prosperous life. Proceeds from the sales of this image go to supporting the education and food programs at the Life and Hope Association. All EPHAS photographs are printed on professional archival photo paper. Each comes with a story card with information about the student and the specific picture.

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