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UPDATE 3:30PM GMT+7: It appears we’ve suffered a Blackhat SEO Spam attack, which makes search engines think we sell pharmaceuticals. It does appear to be benign, but we are still working with our host to resolve this. Our CMS has been hacked by pharmaceutical spammers. It appears to be benign, but we are currently investigating and removing any threats. Please bear …

2012: A year in review

The CWF Team

What a year it’s been for CWF! We reached our 26th Semester and hosted 74 volunteers in 2012, bringing our total number of volunteers to 401! We took 4 great trips to rural Cambodia where our volunteers met CRDT at their HQ in Kratie, and two trips each to meet the Koh Pdao and Koh Preah communities where CRDT delivers their projects. …

Samsara: Death and Rebirth in Cambodia

Samsara, a sanskrit word, is the Buddhist concept of the continuous, endless flow of suffering through birth, death and rebirth. Liberation from samsara, or Nirvana, is the highest aim of Therevada-Buddhist path. Having worked in refugee camps on the Thai border, film maker Ellen Bruno was first exposed to the shattered lives of Cambodians who had fled the Khmer Rouge regime. Family, …

Spiders, Dolphins, and the contrasts of urban and rural life in Cambodia

CWF volunteers helping haul sand for construction at the community centre © Simon Cartledge

December – March volunteer Eleanor shares her experience of the CWF orientation trip to meet CRDT and the Koh Pdao community in Kratie Province. Last week the new volunteer teachers from Conversations With Foreigners (CWF) travelled to Kratie and Koh Pdao with the Cambodian Rural Development Team (CRDT) Tours. We had a wonderful time watching dolphins, living with villagers and …

Launch of a new book on Cambodia’s hand painted signs

Sam Roberts book Hand-Painted Signs of Kratie is having its official launch tomorrow night at Monument Books on Norodom, but if you’re free tonight you can catch the opening of a month long exhibition of photographs and signs featured in the book at Cambodia Living Arts on Sothearos. From Sam: Tuesday, 4th December, 6.00pm The opening night of a month-long …