There Is No Such Thing As Rubbish
by the children playing in the street corner. Siem Reap, Cambodia
Picture by Luisa Go Shah
Point to Ponder: ‘If children grew up according to early indications, we should have nothing but geniuses.' Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Story Line: During our recent trip to Siem Reap, we saw these five little kids playing in a street corner. They had just released the model UC; convertible, all-wheel drive, thread controlled human pull car with the capability of carrying heavy load. Each one of them was taking turns in test driving this new model.
Reflection: The model UC (Unlimited Creativity) was the product of these kids’ imagination and the excellent team work. They had engaged in the creative use of resources (milk bottles, caps, wood sticks, pebbles themselves etc). All materials used in building this product were domestically produced and obtained at no cost from garbage can, trees and river bank.
And they seemed to be very happy enjoying their Made in Cambodia product.
For the more curious, watch this 30 second video about children and imagination