Jill and Jonny

Jill and Jonny

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Back to work

Today is International Labour Day in Cambodia. It is, of course, celebrated by... taking a day off! My suggestion that it may be more appropriate to work a little harder was given pretty short shrift by the staff.

Running a residential centre means that we are open 24-7 and need a skeleton staff to cover all public holidays. Sometimes we look jealously at other NGO's who are able to close down during public holidays. The schools are closed today so all the kids were home, not quite alone, but with less structured activities planned for them. Days like these are always a good opportunity to spend some relaxed time chatting to the children outside their normal routine.

We had a couple of visitors from 'our wee country' today to have a look around. They have volunteered to help out in a variety of ways throughout their stay, some of which will be conversational English classes. I am very keen that the children learn to talk proper like. So here's hoping that the 'Norn Irn' rhotics and peculiarities of pronunciation come to the fore in the next few days!