Inspired Words

Our volunteers share some of their experiences and memorable photos.


Last day as Developing World Connections participants.

Posted in Cambodia on December 29, 2008

December 19: This was our last official day as Developing World Connections participants. We spent the morning at the Tuol Sleng Genocide museum. We saw an impacting video and toured the grounds. There is so much I could write here but I will resist the temptation. Anyone who goes to Cambodia must visit this museum Read More…

Enroute to Phnom Pehn.

Posted in Cambodia on December 29, 2008

December 18th:Several people decided to leave one day early to go see Siem Reap and Angkor Wat before meeting up with the rest of us in Phnom Pehn. For those of us who stayed, today was a physically and emotionally exhausting one but also the most rewarding on several levels. I can speak for many Read More…

Enroute to Phnom Pehn.

Posted in Cambodia on December 29, 2008

December 18: Several people decided to leave one day early to go see Siem Reap and Angkor Wat before meeting up with the rest of us in Phnom Pehn. For those of us who stayed, today was a physically and emotionally exhausting one but also the most rewarding on several levels. I can speak for Read More…

A little love goes a long way.

Posted in Cambodia on December 29, 2008

December 17th:In the morning we worked at the composting bin. We were told we would be ‘composting’ and we were all very curious to know what this would entail. We spent the morning gathering up shrubs and chopping them into little pieces with machetes. Essentially, over the course of several hours, our group accomplished what Read More…

A little love goes a long way.

Posted in Cambodia on December 29, 2008

December 17: In the morning we worked at the composting bin. We were told we would be ‘composting’ and we were all very curious to know what this would entail. We spent the morning gathering up shrubs and chopping them into little pieces with machetes. Essentially, over the course of several hours, our group accomplished Read More…

Inspired Poems

Posted in Cambodia on December 29, 2008

This feeling called free – April Hoffman: Come over methis feeling called freefull moonfull hearthwith purity singsthatched rood for a shelterand mud on the wallsmy heart starts yearning whenCambodia callsBeautiful peoplewith welcoming smilesthe change in my soulto carry for miles A Cambodian Rice Field – Chrystie Stewart: This morning I sat in a rice fieldMy Read More…

Inspired Poems

Posted in Cambodia on December 29, 2008

This feeling called free – April Hoffman: Come over me this feeling called free full moon full hearth with purity sings thatched rood for a shelter and mud on the walls my heart starts yearning when Cambodia calls Beautiful people with welcoming smiles the change in my soul to carry for miles A Cambodian Rice Read More…

Global Citizenship and meaningful connections.

Posted in Cambodia on December 29, 2008

December 16th: Today we harvested rice in the morning and thrashed rice in the afternoon. The family whose plot we worked on was kind to allow us on their land and was exceedingly patient with us. Understanding the importance of this harvest and the immediate implications of rice going to waste, I was painfully careful Read More…

Global Citizenship and meaningful connections.

Posted in Cambodia on December 29, 2008

December 16: Today we harvested rice in the morning and thrashed rice in the afternoon. The family whose plot we worked on was kind to allow us on their land and was exceedingly patient with us. Understanding the importance of this harvest and the immediate implications of rice going to waste, I was painfully careful Read More…

Volunteering, work that becomes play

Posted in Cambodia on December 29, 2008

December 15th:Back to work. We scraped. Joining forces, we painted and laboured as one large work group. Alas, we couldn’t finish both buildings, but we made a large dent. By the end of the day, tired and weary, our work became play. We joked and laughed and entertained the locals, as usual. By now I Read More…

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