My First Time Volunteering Abroad in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
No Electricity and No English. Though they doubled the number of teachers recently, there were only three teachers for more than a hundred students at Kulen Thmei Primary School, and hence, three classes. In each class, the range of their ages varied a lot; a teacher was babysitting one boy, and the oldest girl looked like she was about to reach puberty.
This little girl was the one who clung to me the most, although I bet she did that to almost everyone in our group.
I was astonished to see how superb they are at jumping rope.
The bicycles were so much bigger than the kids. I was ashamed of myself for having complained about my bike in Denmark. They were the masters of biking!
Mysterious chocolate-like candies or candy-like chocolates.
They have brought good, positive energy into my life. The smiles I saw and gave to them brightened up everyday.
Beyond the volunteering activity itself, I learned a lot from other members who did their best in teaching, communicating, and making a genuine connection with the students. I would love to volunteer more in order to help those who are in need and to experience the world different with what I have been living in.
Some group photos:
More photos available: https://goo.gl/photos/3bV8wenE9gpyg6EW8