We're just back from a 5 month adventure in SE Asia and wanted to share the most amazing experience with you:
SAGE Foundation, Preychrouk, Cambodia.
Thanks to our students, the principals, the elder and organisers - Andy, Pip and Phalla. You are all extraordinary.
If you would like any further information on how this project excited, engrossed, motivated and heart-warmed us as volunteers, please be in contact.
Pamela & Keith
P.S. You can also check out our blog for some pictures and stories...
What kind of things did you do at andys school, and how long did you stay there for?
Was it upsetting leaving?
Gosh, we were obviously meant to cross each others paths!
Keith and I did so many different things at Preychrouk - here are just some of the major highlights for us:
- Keith painted a primary school classroom (much to the amusement of the students and joy of the principal/elder!)
- Keith and I taught English to the secondary school students (interactively through letter arranging to words, playing BINGO, showing them a map of the world, singing the song 'heads and shoulders, knees and toes')
- With Pip, I taught English to the primary school students (interactively through: colouring in the English alphabet letters and sticking them up on the wall; having the students write the English alphabet, singing the song 'Heads and shoulders, knees and toes' and then introducing the English names of animals by singing 'Old Macdonald had a farm')
There was so, so, so much more...
We spent the most rewarding 6 weeks of our lives (so far) there.
No matter how long you have, every volunteer day is a blessing for the Khmer kids. The most valuable thing we can give is time - however long that is.
We have such fantastic memories and will have a fabulous future on our next visit. As a reflection of the fantastic work being done by everyone at SAGE, Keith and I have made a promise to ourselves that we will return to Preychrouk.
As for being upset at leaving, we both broke our hearts. The reward for us was seeing the contribution first hand, knowing it would be continued. With the support of SAGE, anything is possible for the students of Preychrouk.
Let me know if you would like any more details on the opportunity to be part of something truly outstanding.
If you are more of a visual person, check out the pictures of Preychrouk on Keith and I's website: