Cambodian Floods & How You Can Help

September and October have seen devastating floods in SE Asia, affecting Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Thailand and the Philippines. Cambodia’s staple crop and primary export rice has been decimated, along with many killed, and farmland still under vast swathes of floodwater, jeopardising crops in future years.  Lerk Dek Village, Kandah Provine – House Collapsed – Source: On Wednesday 19th October 2011, …

Cambodian Festivals: Pchum Ben 2011

A highlight of the September semester is Pchum Ben (Ancestor’s Day), an important festival unique to Cambodia where respect is paid to ancestors through the offering of food to monks. The modern day festival begins on the 15th day of the 10th month of the Buddhist calendar, and lasts 15 days. Each morning Cambodians gather at Wats before dawn culminating …

On to bigger and better things!

While September has brought us a fantastic new group of volunteers, we’re also losing two incredible staff members: Volunteer Coordinator Hour Sopheap and weekday volunteer house chef Lay Sreypov. Weekday volunteer house chef Lay Sreypov Read more »

Group 20 – May to August 2011

Our May semester was action packed, with 17 volunteers from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, The USA, Slovakia and Britain. The volunteers receiving their Certificates of Appreciation from CWF Management and Board. Read more »

Semester 19 – February to April 2011

Semester 19 was a very successful and lively three months. We had 21 volunteers with the average age of 23 which may have had some influence on the very active social activities. Volunteer group Feb 23 2011 Read more »