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My second sponsored Khmer kid, Koka Koka | by Mio Cade
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My second sponsored Khmer kid, Koka Koka

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Wat Tena is a 10 year old scavenger boy. His parents were divorced and mother remarried to someone in Malaysia.


He is now under the care of his grandmother and father.


This boy loves the game of Angry Birds, and he called the game Koka Koka. Don't ask me why as I seriously do not where the name came about. But he like the nickname Koka Koka. Sometimes, we call him Cham Rong too and this is the name he used in school.


He has been on my sponsorship waiting list for months but due to some issues with a possible exploitation in the past, the process has been delayed for investigation and interviews.


This month with the help of the NGO, we finally find the best way to help and protect him, that is through me. Koka Koka just afraid to be with other strangers due to history of possibly abuse.


Now he feel comfort in my arms. I will take good care of him. Every time when he meet me he will give me a hug and kiss and said 'Koka Koka'.

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Taken on March 29, 2011