Jill and Jonny

Jill and Jonny

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Introductions

Today we met quite a few of the people who we will be working with in Cambodia.

We had lunch with Michael and Elizabeth King who run the university student sponsorship aspect of Edukid's work. They provided us with helpful information on life in Phnom Penh. Hopefully this will prevent us from being culturally insensitive (& from being ripped off!).

Later we went to Care for Cambodia's orphanage in Phnom Penh where we will spend most of our time over the next few months. We were introduced to staff and children and got a good overview of their history and daily routine. Currently the orphanage houses 48 children, many of whom we met today. Before we left Jonny had time for a quick game of football with some of the children, though a few of the little ones were too rough on him.


It's been a long day - lots of information to take in (including lots of new names), and the heat and lack of air conditioning is taking some getting used to. Not that we're complaining of course! We've heard too many stories about the lives of the children in Care for Cambodia to complain about a bit of humidity.