Good news from our partner! CRDT’s Beneficiaries Happy with their Rice Yield

Rice har­vest­ing sea­son is com­ing in Cam­bodia as well as in Kratie province. While most farm­ers are happy with their good rice yield, some are wor­ried that their yield might be lesser than last year as their rice pad­dies were hit by the recent flood­ing. At the begin­ning of the rice grow­ing sea­son this year, 87 house­holds in O’Kreang com­mune, …

Former CWF volunteer sets up grassroots aid project in the Philippines

Joshua Vaile, one of last semester’s volunteers, has been tackling the problem of aid distribution in the Philippines. He and his partner, Arion Moreno, have started an initiative to help the people left out of the larger NGO’s plans for assistance in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan. Joshua and Arion were on holiday in the Philippines when Haiyan struck. Originally …

The streets of Phnom Penh!

Booyah!! Check out our volunteer Conan’s video of his ride home from school here: Our Travels in Southeast Asia: Biking in PP  http://atravelerinsoutheastasia.blogspot.com/2013/10/biking-in-pp.html?spref=tw  

Peaceful demonstrations signal hope for divided Cambodian politics

Last week thousands of Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP) supporters attended a 3 day protest against perceived election irregularities. Unlike previous demonstrations, characterised by violence and heavy handedness by the authorities, this rally will be remembered for its peaceful nature and festive atmosphere. The Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), having held power for the last 33 years won 68 out of …