The Cambodian founder has a history of poverty and orphanages and is dedicated to improving the lives of the less fortunate. The students love their school and run to the classrooms when the bell goes. I worked with the 2 teachers of English to improve their skills and loved being in a classroom again.While in Siem Reap I stayed at our favourite hotel and travelled to work by motorbike. I hope to return to Spitler later in the year.
So, unlike Carol I shall not be thinking of what I shall miss, but rather what I might return to. C The drop out rate from VSO was quite high, yet many seek to stay on when their contract expires. I fall into the latter category, only too happy to prolong the association with such wonderful people. And its the people who made it for me, Thouen, Sreiyong, Soroth, Kuntea, Hing, Towie,Sreirath and her family and of course, Mouen, who preferred to be called Theavy. There were many others of course,and hopefully, there will be many more.
So farewell from Cambodia - thanks for your company over the months and all your emails, letters and skype conversations! Please keep in touch. We'll be in Saddleworth from March 25th at 3 Heathfields Rd. Uppermill. Oldham OL36EW Tel: 01457 875219
The pictures are me in the office at a staff training session and us receiving our farewell gifts form Hing, my Programme Manager and Kimhong, the Executive Director of CHHRA. Pity about the hair!
We look forward to seeing you.With lots of love
Carol and Geoff xx