|Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org on July 18, 2016 at 12:30 AM||comments (19)|
Today as the last day, we have thanked all of our volunteers that have travelled over from Adelaide Australia to help us build extensions onto our school as well as participate in teaching lessons with our students. They pushed through the hot sun and painted the building which was designed by teacher Ms Parker who designed the interior and exterior of the building. Strong emotions were conveyed today as all of the volunteers had to say goodbye to the students of World of Hope, the photos bel...Read Full Post »
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Here are some more thoughts on their experiences from our volunteers Chloe and Amber
Our trip to Cambodia has been amazing. My eyes have been opened and the experiences will be cherished forever except when Dante scared me about gorillas at the temples. Teaching the children and constructing the kindergarten has been truely rewarding. To learn, watch and realise how the Cambodian people live, their culture, their way of life, including why the country is so poor. It’s amazing how ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org on July 17, 2016 at 5:05 AM||comments (1)|
It's been great to see that all the volunteers have exceeded all expectations, by pushing through all of the heat, humidity and rain this Siem Reap weather has thrown at us while they build the kindergarten for our school. The fact that the volunteers will be leaving us soon has hit home hard for them and some of them have expressed how hard it will be.
The volunteers have greatly taken on teaching and the construction side of things, where they have made strong bonds with ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by email@example.com on July 13, 2016 at 2:35 AM||comments (0)|
Angkor Temples was on the agenda today, this is what one of our volunteers had to share.
Today we visited the Angkor Temples which was an amazing experience. Our tour guide discussed the historical context about each of the three temples we visited. Each temple was built in the 12th century and represented different faiths. The first temple was dedicated to Hinduism and the following two were dedicated to Buddhism. The last temple we visited is where the film ‘Tomb Raider...Read Full Post »
|Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org on July 13, 2016 at 2:25 AM||comments (1)|
Today the committee and volunteers visited the previous project of Wirreanda Secondary, A New Hope school.
Here is what they had to say about their visit.
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Today was the day for the volunteers to visit the killing fields and war memorial, they have written below about their experiences.
The first week in Cambodia for me has been an eye opening and life changing experience. I have enjoyed every minute of it. My most happiest moment so far was visiting the orphanage and dancing with the children. I learnt technics from them and we taught them dance routines such as the nut bush and the macarena. Although it was exha...Read Full Post »
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Now it's the weekend it's time for our volunteers and committee members to have a little break and explore the culture of Siem reap. So what better to do that then travel to the floating villages. Here's a couple of blog post's from our voulnteers on their experience.
Today we went to the floating village. It took about an hour to get there and we got into two groups and got in massive canoes. The canoe ride went down a river and went pass some houses on m...Read Full Post »
|Posted by email@example.com on July 13, 2016 at 2:00 AM||comments (1)|
Here are a couple of blogs entries from the volunteers of what they did on day 5.
Today my group went to the orphanage, it was a really cool experience and it was good to meet some kids. Myself and Hannah went into the younger kids classroom, we went through the alphabet a couple times and they sung us some songs. Afterwards we went and did the Macarena, it was so hot in the dance room. In the afternoon we went back to World Of Hope and did some construction, I actually really enjoyed m...Read Full Post »
|Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org on July 8, 2016 at 8:10 AM||comments (0)|
Today the volunteers have split into two groups again, one of them visiting Sunrise Orphanage, while the other group at the World of Hope school.
The students that stayed behind in the school had a great day of teaching and working with crafts today.
While the visit to the Sunrise Orphanage was "life-changing" sparking lots of emotions, the students all learn together in one area, also learning the traditional dances of Cambodia.
Children books that were made and donated by...Read Full Post »
|Posted by email@example.com on July 8, 2016 at 7:30 AM||comments (1)|
Today the volunteers well and truly got stuck into the construction of the kindergarten, without the use of any sort of modern machinery they have to use their elbow grease to mix the cement by hand. The teaching side began to go through their planned literacy and numeracy booklets with the students. The volunteers already seem to have made bonds with some of the children as well as each other, they truly are doing their families and local community proud.
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