Cambodia 2016

A group of Year 10 students is travelling to Cambodia these school holidays to learn about the culture and spend time working at the Treak Community Centre on a Community Service Project.

Projects at the school include basic IT training, teaching English, and working in the library and Community Garden.

FROM THE AIRPORT – HEADING HOME

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PHNOM PENH

What an amazing adventure our students have had.

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VISIT TO THE BEAR SANCTUARY

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A sombre day visiting the killing fields.
Also, photos of the group on the Mekong River.
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Daniel sadly noted regarding this photo of S21 Prison. “The security office, 21 out of 167 prisons. In this prison 17 thousand people were housed. Only 12 survived.”

Phnom Penh

The group arrived in Phnom Penh and met their guide ‘Macara’.

Here are some reflections made by the students of their visit to the Treak Community Centre.

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More great photos from the trip

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Treak Community Centre

The Students really enjoyed their time at the Treak community. Today they made collages with the students. The Treak students only learn Kumar, English and math so art was a great experience for them.

The Treak teachers are keen to develop and are working hard to incorporate STEM subjects. A part of this is tacking their plastic rubbish and using them to make ecobricks. They are hoping to use these ecobricks to build 4 new classrooms and toilets in the local community. Great Day!”

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Fish foot therapy – (many of the students tried the treatment where fish eat the dead skin off your feet… Luckily no toes were lost) and Day 2 at the Treak Community Centre.

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Our happy travellers spent time at Anghor Wat,  the night markets and the Aspara Dance showangkor-thom

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Day 3new-pants

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“All good in Cambodia. Everyone slept well. Didn’t go to see the sunrise as it’s overcast but will try for tomorrow. Off to the temples today and also to meet a monk. ”

Day 2

Lunch at Siem Reap

Lunch at Siem Reap

img_7620“All good from Cambodia. Great day. Angkor museum was great. Stopped at the markets and they are very cool. About to go to dinner then bed. Up at 4:30 tomorrow to see sunset above temple.”

Day 1

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Group departing Melbourne first night, breakfast on Thai Airways, and pretzels at 8.00am