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  • Sponsor a child for 74c a day

    Apologies for yesterday's somewhat dismal blog, however, I feel it is important to share the reality of this land rather than just report on our work and achievements here. As an NGO, Drama Outreach Project has morphed into a mini-force. We've...

  • The Khmer Rouge legacy – the suffering resonates still…

    So far I've succeeded in keeping this blog fairly light and fluffy, yet with the excitement of being back at LRDE and SFODA with our lessons, we hadn't yet really been exposed to the darker underbelly of the city. Last night we decided to treat...

  • Is it a Rhinoceros?

    Was in bed by 9.30pm last night and slept through to 7.30am. Woke up feeling like an elephant sat on my face, but a couple of coffees later and I was ready to face the day ahead. As usual we jumped into our waiting tuk-tuk at 8.30am and headed...

  • PROEK KDAM: Another LRDE project

    Woke up really early today and again I decided to meander round the vegetable market around the corner. I didn't take my camera with me because I find it attracts too much attention but there was this wrinkled old lady sat on the ground between...

  • And the adventure proper begins…

    And the adventure proper begins…

    What a difference a good night sleep makes! We sat down for our usual breakfast of eggs on toast and coffee and took the opportunity to tighten any potential loose ends in our teaching plans because today we embark on our reason for being here:...

  • Putting it all together…

      As shattered as I was after a full day of travelling, I didn't sleep too well: an unfamiliar bed and pillow will do that, so at around 6.30 this morning I went for a short walk to the vegetable market around the corner from our residence and I...

  • A warm Khmer welcome

    A warm Khmer welcome

    We hadn’t arrived at our destination yet and already we had a mini mishap. While checking into the flight for the fourth and final leg to Phnom Penh, I realized that I'd forgotten my iPad on the previous plane. Egged on by the others I hurtled...

  • DO-ing CAMBODIA AGAIN

    We’re all packed and ready to go, and the excitement of the DO Cambodia team is palpable, as the seven of  us – my wife Gaby, Chiara Hyzler, Paula Fleri-Soler, Matthew Gatt, Anika Gatt Seretny, Katherine Brown and I - gather at Malta International...

  • All good things come to an end

    The day started on a surprisingly upbeat note as we prepared a poster with caricatures that didn’t really look anything like us, pocketed our sparklers, blew up balloons on our tuk-tuks (almost causing a massive traffic pile-up in the process as a...

  • Taking the sponsorship plunge

    More good news from the SFODA orphanage over here in Cambodia where for the first time we could sit back and enjoy the fruits of our work as the older children created, rehearsed, and performed some short plays for us - in English! Please take a...