Month: May 2014

Laid Back Saturday

Today was very cruisey and very lovely. Our first day off was ironically also the first day that was grey all day. But no one was complaining because the cool(ish) rainy morning brought a very welcome break after a week of hard work in the hot and humid climate. Everyone enjoyed a laid back morning,…



Fabulous Friday

Early this morning all of the ROV staff, John, Cori, Bun and Bri, left the island to start their own projects on the mainland of Cambodia. It will be much quieter without them (and much less cheeky without Bun) but we carried on the last day of our first week with just the Canadaladies and…



Productivity Plus!

    We began the day in the best possible way – with a morning scuba dive! This was the first proper dive for the newbie divers. Together we explored the reef and checked out some established reef pods.   When we came back to base we worked on our own reef pods, touching up…



Diving, pods and kids.

Today began again with studying for scuba diving certificate. After breakfast those who didn’t need to study set to work repairing and improving the garbage incinerator. The plan was to begin replacement of the roof and install a new grate but the team worked so hard that they finished all the work ahead of schedule…



First day on the island

  Our first morning on the island began slow, calm and steamy. We all studied our scuba manuals in the shade preparing for the PADI tests. Mid-morning we visited the village school to see the kids’ English class. Both the kids and the volunteers were excited to learn a new language – English for the…



Koh Rong bound

Yesterday the group flew in to the bustling metropolis of Phnom Penh city, this evening we are comfortable in our new home, a small, off-the-grid community on the remote island of Koh Rong. This morning we set off early, all eager to be beside the seaside as soon as possible. We took a bus to…



Beginning in Phnom Penh

Today is the very first day of program! We have a small group to kick off the season, all girls from Canada who I have dubbed The Canadaladies. Everyone was very perky despite the long journey across the world and lunch was a lovely, chatty affair. In the afternoon most of the girls went to…



The ISLAND PROGRAM Summer 14!

Hey guys!! I’m Jane, the team leader for the Cambodian Island Program. I can’t wait to meet my new volunteers at the airport tomorrow in Phnom Penh. I’ll have my Reach Out sign of course and I’ll be wearing a black Reach Out shirt and green shorts. A little bit about me: • I grew…



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