12 Villages, 1 Community

Today is new day. This is our second day in the village and the volunteers have gotten settled in the groove of things. As with yesterday we divided up into 2 groups to take advantage of our strength in numbers (23 volunteers is a lot!). In the morning the first group stayed at the school. The volunteers at the schools took on all sorts of roles. Some worked with the children doing first aid, while others taught English or planted new crops for the community gardens. The other group headed back to the construction site where we finished the brick laying for the vocational center.

 

First Aid with Paige

First Aid with Paige

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The kids have sports uniforms at school verses the traditional white uniforms so then can play without worrying about getting dirty

The kids have sports uniforms at school verses the traditional white uniforms so then can play without worrying about getting dirty

Laying Brick

Laying Brick

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After a morning of hard work

After a morning of hard work

English class with Silvi

English class with Silvi

For lunch the volunteers rejoined their adoptive Khmer families. They joined in cooking some Khmer delicacies such as sour fish soup and pumpkin curry. I reckon a few parents will be enjoying these dishes at home soon.

Cooking with Kelsea

Cooking with Kelsea

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Jared being photogenic as usual

Jared being photogenic as usual

 

In the afternoon the groups switched. At the construction site we built the doorframe and started some serious work building the roof for the vocational center. Unfortunately the clouds that graced the morning gave way to relentless sunshine in the afternoon. So much for the rainy season…

The Cement Family

The Cement Family

Raise the Roof!

Raise the Roof!

#Art

#Art

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Isabella's latin powers

Isabella’s latin powers

 

 

At the school the other half of the group moved to cultural studies- dance and art are always the highlights of the day. One of our volunteers, Isabella- took it upon herself to teach the community of Kro Bei Reil a few Latin dances.

 

The surprise of the day came during the Iced Milo break. Bun, one of the team leaders, demonstrated how to eat a hard-boiled duck embryo from the eggshell. No volunteers could stomach following in his footsteps.

 

Edible? Cambodians eat EVERYTHING

Edible? Cambodians eat EVERYTHING

In the evening the volunteers were treated to a lesson in Khmer history and language from Mr. Bun. With 33 consonants and 20 some odd vowels the Khmer Language can’t be learned in a day, but this is a start.

 

Su Saday!

Su Suday!

 

Cheers,

 

John

 

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