So much going on all the time..
10/1/11 - 10/4/11
So now that I am all caught up with what has been going on in the last few weeks, I can tell you that my parents made it home safely, I have been swamped with school work and I had an exam this morning in Statistics. As much fun as the last two weeks were, I am exhausted from all that we did and saw.
However, being on exchange never stops, so Saturday I will be leaving for Cambodia for a 4 day trip to visit Family Care Foundation Cambodia, run by Alex and Ann Soldner.
The goal of Family Care Cambodia is to enhance the quality of life and development in Cambodia, especially those who are disadvantaged. We invest particularly in Cambodia’s children and youth of today to help build the leaders of tomorrow. We accomplish this purpose through the following projects & activities:
- Development Programs:
Tangible infrastructure development through construction and renovation projects for the disadvantaged.
- Education & Training Programs:
Student scholarship and sponsorship programs
Academic and vocational classes and activities for underprivileged children
Teacher training and salary sponsorship
- Motivational programs:
Translation & dissemination of Khmer, Vietnamese and English educational and morally instructive materials via literature, website & audio/visuals.
Christian counseling and Bible courses.
- Humanitarian Aid:
Channel donated goods and supplies to poor and disadvantaged people.
My cousin and his wife, Chad and Heather, have visited before and absolutely loved the experience. Alex and Ann are Heather's aunt and uncle, so they are sort-of like very distant relatives of mine who I have never met. I have been talking with them since I arrived in Singapore and cannot wait to finally visit them!