Building houses and friendships

Tuesday 8th July

 

Today was a very productive day at the village. We hit the ground running, with half the team working on construction and half the team with the kids at the village. The weather was mercifully cool (well… relatively) so we took advantage of the opportunity to work hard. Bricks were laid, concrete mixed and clay dug to level the floor. The Khmer boys fixed the roof structure into position. It’s really starting to like a real building!

 

In the village everyone danced and played and taught English. We’re getting to know the local kids quite well, they’re so friendly, clever and inspiring!

 

After work So Phea gave us a Khmer lesson. It sounded like school but turned out to be a huge amount of fun! We’re all getting better at Khmer, we can now say hello, goodbye (formally and informally), my name is…, what is your name?, it’s very hot, I’m cold you handsome man, cheers and something very similar to cheers that is quite rude. I’m looking forward to seeing this all implemented in conversation at the village tomorrow.

 

Jane

 

Construction team going for gold!

Construction team going for gold!

Laura and her host looking after the garden.

Laura and her host looking after the garden.

These kids are quick! Get in a goal before the storm comes.

These kids are quick! Get in a goal before the storm comes.

It takes more than a little (a lot) of rain to stop a Reach Out Volunteer!

It takes more than a little (a lot) of rain to stop a Reach Out Volunteer!

They got the moves.

They got the moves.

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