Month: November 2014

Don’t go chasing waterfalls

But we did! We went chasing waterfalls today! It was a free day today and everyone sort of went in their own directions. Some stayed behind to finish up shopping and have a relaxing day at the pool, others who didn’t get a chance to go to the floating villages last weekend went there and…



foundation complete!

                  After a long and productive day, we achieved the goal for the entire week! We built the entire foundation of the large, elevated house as well as renovated the walls of another house next door. It was a huge accomplishment and we are all so proud to…



Angkor Watttt?!

Today was Angkor Wat day! A whole fun packed day full of exploring all the beautiful temples outside of Siem Reap. Our awesome tour guide took us to four main temples where we learned a lot of history about how the temples were built and why and the symbols/religious beliefs of all of them. We…



Got concrete?

After all of yesterday’s progress the team and I were able to begin the homemade cement process bright and early this morning! We took rocks, sand and water and put them into each hole and smashed them down with bamboo to make them as compressed as possible. It was deemed a rock sand lasagna. Seemed…



Diggin oh oh oh diggin

Today marked the official ground breaking of the house! The reason for the title was because before the house can be built, we must create a solid foundation which, of course, includes digging. We shuttled sand to and from the back of the house to level out the ground and dug holes for the cement…



First day in the village!

A new season of projects are upon us, and I can honestly say that I am so proud of everyone for their first hard day of work today! The volunteers were so excited as we pulled up to the school in the village of Kro Bei Riel this morning and had an entire welcoming crew…



Official welcome to Cambodia

Everyone is officially here safe and sound and in one piece! Even though everyone traveled so long, they were all in great spirits and happy to explore the city. The groups who arrived yesterday got a chance to visit some amazing floating villages outside of Siem Reap. All the houses are on stilts and in…



We have arrived!

The first round of volunteers have officially arrived in Siem Reap! We had a welcoming committee at the airport to welcome all of our excited friends to the city. After taking a few tuk tuks, or Cambodia’s version of a taxi, to the hotel, we had some time to settle in. We had a few…



You’re Almost In Cambodia!

Hello our fantastic Cambodian volunteers! Our names are Tara and Sophea, and we will be your team leaders for your two-week stay in this incredible country.   A little bit about Sophea: I am from Veal Village in the Siem Reap area. This is my first time working for ROV, and I am excited to…



Reach Out Academy

Stand out from the crowd! What you gain by completing one of our units is the ability to add it to your resume to make you stand out as someone who is a little different to the rest of the graduates in your year, – not only will you would have volunteered your time overseas…



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