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  • The horrors of Cambodia

    The horrors of Cambodia

    Bdejna! Soon after we sent off yesterday's blog to the Times of Malta we headed for bed, knackered, only to find that one of the girls (again, I'm sworn to silence) had locked herself and her roommates out of the bedroom and with no master key...

  • ...And so it begins!

    ...And so it begins!

    As expected we were overweight by some 55 kilos but we're not worried because this year the DO Cambodia team has grown and we split into two groups, so the excess baggage will be shared amongst the second team when they join us in two weeks...

  • ALL GOOD THINGS...

    All good things come to an end, it's just a little bit harder when these things are exceptional. And our Cambodia experience has been nothing short of that. We spent part of our morning frantically blowing balloons for our farewell party at LRDE,...

  • A land of contradictions

    A land of contradictions

    This morning the DO Cambodia team were taken to a province just 15 kmoutside of Phnom Penh, to an area that is being built up but is serene atthe same time. Within this developing area is the plot of land that SFODAhas identified for its future...

  • Goodwill Hunting

    Goodwill Hunting

    ...and the Cambodians did it again! Today happens to be Katherine's birthday. At breakfast, we all sang happy birthday a capella (badly), wished her the best at breakfast, gave her a thoughtful gift and got ready to face the day at large.  First...

  • Big Eyes, Computers and Heat Waves

    We purchased some supplies from the best stationery in the world and headed off to LRDE to find the place buzzing with activity: student hairdressers were giving the boys a short back, and sides while medical students under the watchful eye of a...

  • The Boy with the Big Eyes, Part II

    The Boy with the Big Eyes, Part II

    I didn't sleep too well last night. Couldn't quite get over the idea of children sleeping on pavements and under bridges while we live in the lap of relative luxury. This was further compounded when, because I was up at 6am, I did something I...

  • The boy with the big eyes

    The boy with the big eyes

    It's been an exceptionally long afternoon so you'll forgive me if I narrow it down to the more important milestones of the day.  Today we treated the children of the SFODA orphanage to an afternoon at theDreamland Funfair thanks to a Maltese...

  • No Sunday rest

    No Sunday rest

    Today, Sunday, was supposed to be our day of rest, but when LRDE director, Mr Chhiv invited us to join him at Anlong Korng, we jumped at the opportunity. Anlong Korng is a new project for LRDE. Families in dire need of assistance have been...

  • Meet our fascinating pupils

    Meet our fascinating pupils

    I'll be writing today's blog in two parts because later this morning we are being whisked to Neak Leung, a ferry crossing on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. LRDE runs another community service there having identified a number of families - all urgent...