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Volunteering in Cambodia

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These were our last two days spent in Cambodia and ultimately the purpose behind the entire trip. We used these two days to volunteer and help out at The Amelio School (built in 2003). Visiting the school as a small group (5 volunteers) allowed us to really get involved and make a noticeable difference for the teachers and administration of The Amelio School.

First we unloaded and reorganized all the uniform donations and toothpaste/toothbrushes made a shopping list of items the school needed more of. Between the children’s class sessions and during recess we were able to go out and play with them on the playground until they had to return to their classes. Right before school ended for the day the we were invited to sit in during the last 15 minutes of the kindergarten class. This was absolutely one of my favorite parts of the trip.

The kindergarteners were adorable and although they didn’t speak English most quickly became very friendly towards us and even allowed us to practice counting with them and play games. We spent our last day by getting an earlier start and completing our shopping list of supplies to donate to the school. After finding everything on the list we spent the entire day finishing different projects the teachers needed to help prepare them for later in the week. Finally we took a quick shower and caught our 6:30 pm flight home to Singapore.
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