Inspired Words

Volunteers experience in Cambodia. Our volunteers share some of their experiences and memorable photos.


Revisiting Cambodia’s past with a new hope

Posted in Cambodia on October 30, 2018

We arrived! After three flights and many hours we touched down in Phnom Penh. For four of us it was a return visit – for the other five it was a brand new, exciting experience!

Making things happen in Cambodia

Posted in Cambodia on March 5, 2018

Monday, March 5, 2018 Day ONE at the job site, and my team is already making things happen 🙂 Seriously, I could’t be any more proud! After 20+ hours of flying, a long road journey, and just one sleep, we were up bright and early to get to work. It took me just a few Read More…

Aquinas students in solidarity with Cambodia

Posted in Cambodia on February 5, 2018

Bridging the gap Day 1 Today we worked on a project in a small rural community in Kep, Cambodia. Our group planned to construct one water gate and two latrines for the families. At first we were nervous because we had never done a project like this before, and we did not want to disrupt Read More…

Students improving health for families

Posted in Cambodia on December 11, 2017

Stories of Survivors Day 1 – Phnom Penh Yesterday we visited Tuol Sleng, the genocide museum. Our guide was a survivor of the genocide and shared incredible stories of his experiences as well as stories from S21 a high school that was converted to a prison and torture camp. There we met Chum Mey one Read More…

Adventures in Cambodia

Posted in Cambodia on November 1, 2017

Monday, October 23, 2017 7am – The weekend is over and ,hi ho , hi ho–it’s back to work we go ! Four new families , four more latrines to build. Were are no longer apprentices and now have our journeyman papers we feel these will go up in no time – and they do. Read More…

Fun and hard work in Cambodia

Posted in Cambodia on October 20, 2017

Wow, what an amazing start to our journey here in Cambodia. So much fun to connect with previous friends from the 2016 Nepal trip, 6 of us were reunited with Jen Baillee as our team leader. Team arrived at various times and had to wait to travel to Kep for the stragglers who missed their Read More…

Smiles greet volunteers to Cambodia

Posted in Cambodia on January 30, 2017

Feb. 4 Today, Saturday February 4, the students started the day by going to the beautiful Angkor Wat temple in Siem Reap. The temple is one of the seven wonders of the world and built entirely from stone. After a very sunny morning spent there, we enjoyed lunch at a Khmer restaurant. The girls had Read More…

Participant Thoughts

Posted in Cambodia on October 19, 2016

December 12: This was the last day of work this week. The other group continued scraping and painting the community buildings and it was a tough go. Sometimes work is work. Group number two finished off the dream home and it was another day full of song, dance and thatching. After only one day on Read More…

February 21, 2015: Sad Farewell

Posted in Cambodia on February 23, 2015

Thursday was a quieter day around each project site with finishing touches (install toilet, fishing concrete, roof and doors) being complete by Mr. Son and ourselves. Following a few photo ops, hugs and thanks we were off to lunch and then to a local school (Our School) located in Chamcar Bei where a school tour Read More…

February 18, 2015: Weekend Fun and Back to Work!

Posted in Cambodia on February 18, 2015

The last five days have flown by. Our weekend included a half day road trip to Kampot with a visit to the fish market, lunch at The Rusty Keyhole (famous for its ribs) and a foot massage at seeing hand massage (provided by blind masseuse). Our drive back to Kep was highlighted by a karaoke Read More…

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