Lets start with a congratulations Leni, Izzy, Roya, Jenna, and Phoy for being the first volunteers to eat a tarantula! It took some courage but they are now half way to being a true Cambodian. With any luck the rest of the group will follow suit tomorrow.
Today was an extremely wet and squishy day at the village! The reach out crew split up into two groups; the first group were toughing it out at the construction site where we carried out activities such as hammering bamboo and leveling land using hoes and shovels. Cheers to the whole reach out crew who came together and continued to work hard through the pouring rain!
However, that’s not to say it was all work and no fun – the reach out crew took every opportunity they got in their breaks to mud wrestle and we had a few members who were covered in head to toe in mud (Roya!!!).
We were thankful that we had a muddy lake nearby to wash ourselves off in… until we had a brief encounter with leeches! Everybody sprinted out of the water quite quickly after that!
Meanwhile at the village, the other Reach Out members participated in an activity rotation which included teaching english, dancing with the Cambodian students, cleaning our assigned houses and participating in various sports such as soccer, volleyball, and basketball. The khmer students put the reach out crew to shame when it came to sport but nevertheless, we had a blast playing with them.