We’re back & now spam free!

So what’s worse than working late on a Friday? Working all weekend to track down the source of a Pharma Hack. After hours trawling through our databases and examining more PHP files than is wise or healthy without any success, the good folk at Host Gator managed to track down the suspect code and it has been eliminated. Thankfully our …

We’ve been hacked.

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 …