Inspired Words

Our volunteers share some of their experiences and memorable photos.


Working together for brighter futures in Cambodia

Posted in Cambodia on November 26, 2019

Up at the crack of dawn and everyone onto the van for a 30 minute drive and met with the family of Sok Sei(husband) and Ses Ros(wife). The DWC team joined sisters Janice and Kylie Koay and mum Kim Lew from Kuala Lumpur to provide help with their build. All was co-ordinated by Nika from VBC and contractor Boun Thoeun.

Students find hope-filled experiences in Cambodia

Posted in Cambodia on January 29, 2019

After our arrival at the Phnom Penh airport, our group travelled via bus through the city. When we finished settling in our rooms at the first hotel, we walked through the busy and chaotic streets of the capital, and made our way to the Friends restaurant. Read More…

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…

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…

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