Monday, June 28, 2010

What On Earth Are We Doing?

That's a big question - I think we should all ask ourselves that question from time to time but I really just meant we'd let you know what are we doing in Cambodia...

Well, after our time at the orphanage in India we got to thinking that we'd like to see some other organisations that are doing good things for struggling communities. We had considered Africa and South America but as both funds and time are running out we decided to look in South East Asia instead. Whilst in Langkawi we contacted a number of organisations that we had researched on the Internet and organised for some visits. Cambodia seemed to have a great deal of attention in the NGO world so we thought that it would be a good place to start.

We have already visited an orphanage in Phnom Penh and are having dinner with one of their staff tomorrow night to learn more. Yesterday we met an Aussie & 3 Canadian interns working on a water project in rural Cambodia and also an American father-daughter team who were involved in a number of activities with aid organisations. In the next few days we have some more meetings scheduled with other organisations to learn about the range of projects that are offered. We also have contacts in Siem Reap and in Chiang Mai, Thailand who are primarily focused on school building projects.

We are learning a lot about what is out there and we hope to share this with you all in the coming weeks & months via this blog.

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