After the weekend!

It is very small group after every has gone to the elephant sanctuary. Today we went back to school and we continue our building from our last week. We did brick laying and drawing a logo of the school and a logo of ROV. As this a small group so everyone didn’t switch around. We…



Kulen Mountain Day and Circus

Such a great day heading out to the waterfalls where the volunteers enjoyed more of the natural and beautiful scenery around Siem Reap. Swimming at the Kulen falls before heading back to the city, resting, lunch then preparing for an evening adventure. In the evening we went to the local and famous Khmer Circus. This…



Day: 4 village project – some beautiful goodbyes and accomplishments

  Wow – what a big and beautiful day. At the school today we laid so many bricks around the new classroom and cemented the internal floor. Many hands to the shovels working together to make the cement and lay the cement into the building. All four walls are now raised to at least half…



Temples and floating village day of exploration

  We began with with an early start today at 4am however, it was worthy to see the sunrise over the temples and ensure we had ample time to see all four temples of Angkor Wat. After pancakes next to the rising sun we searched through the temples with our tour guide learning about the…



Day 3 on the village project

Today was a very satisfying day as I am sure the photos  below will portray. We arrived at the school project at around 7:30Am and began to nail the new classrooms frame together. From there, we really saw our work from the previous days come into life as we carried the frames to our previously…



Day 2 on the school project

Wow, what an amazing day. So many things we did today and as result, so little energy left to type (haha) but here goes… Today at the school everyone worked really hard in their foreign working conditions and heat. We moved sand and cement into the foundation of the new classroom and build bamboo window…



First day on project 100% inspirational

What a great day. This morning we began with an early breakfast before a lush tuk tuk ride to the outer districts of Siem Reap where we all received a heartwarming introduction to the school project we will be working on over the next week. Understanding the depths of the positive impact education has on…



Welcome to Cambodia! arrival day in Siem Reap

  Kia ora, Hello and welcome to the blog that will be orchestrated by myself Robert Heaps over the next week. We will be working hard on the school projects beginning tomorrow and I will be uploading photos and details about our daily progress so friends and family can vicariously feel what their loved ones…



Waterfall and phare circus

Today we had to go the waterfall. And most of people stay in town. The waterfall is absolutely incredible experience. It was amazing. We to spent few hours with swimming and lunch was so good there. After the waterfall we came back to town and had a free time. After dinner we went to see…



Last day and carnival

Times flew so fast. A week has gone and today is the last day for us in a school. It was a great week and we had done lots. we 97% finished an new office for teachers and staffs in the school. All jobs today were laying bricks, painting and in the afternoon we did…