International Children’s Day 2012

This morning we visited Hun Neang Toul Tom Poung II primary school, right behind the CWF building, for their International Children’s Day ceremony. The whole school gathered in the playground to hear speeches from school and community leaders. The director of the school and local commune head both spoke of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), …

Phnomtime Penhlapse – A city in timelapse

If you haven’t seen it already: David Simon‘s incredible timelapse film of Phnom Penh, shot late 2011.   Phnomtime Penhlapse – A city in timelapse from David Simon on Vimeo.

Guest Post: Takeo tribulations … or how not to get to Sihanoukville

Guest post from Group 23 volunteer Anand, about taking the road less travelled in Takeo Province.   “Are we going the right way?” So many travel adventures begin with the utterance of these seemingly innocent words. If I’d have known what would happen over the next few hours at that point, I probably would have taken out life insurance, worn …

Farewell Dinner for Phea

On Tuesday we gathered to say goodbye to Lim Phea, CWF Security & Maintenance staff member. Phea has worked with CWF for 3 years, so his friendly grin and dedication to his work will be sorely missed by everyone. Rohat Leap restaurant proved a capable venue to host the 40 of us, including some of the past CWF volunteers still living and …

Sour S’dey Chnam Thmey!

Yesterday CWF staff and volunteers celebrated the Khmer New Year with blessings, delicious Khmer noodles, curry and barbeque, and some fun (but exhausting) Khmer games! Loak Chakriya, a Buddhist monk and also one of our students, held a ‘sout mun’ (blessing ceremony) to wish us good luck, prosperity, good health (and beauty) in the year of the Dragon. We also …