28 June - 02 July 2019: Come back to the mountain for Aiglon's 70th. Visit our site for more details.
A keen group of dedicated students depart this week for Aiglon's third annual service project in Cambodia.
Since its launch this service project has involved 27 students, 5 different staff and has been hugely successful in establishing strong links in the country. The 2018 trip sees a further 21 students and 5 staff travel on what will be Aiglon's most extensive service project in 7 years.
The project has two main service elements. First, we visit the Beng Mealea village, a small rural community where students have the opportunity to teach in the local village school. We then continue onto the Angkor Hospital for Children, to help raise funds for this inspirational organisation.
Our visit to the Beng Maelea village school allows plenty of time for students to interact with local children and learn something of their plight. The village has been hit with both drought and typhoons in recent years, and our students have been preparing to work in pairs to teach classes of school children. There will also be the opportunity for students to help in renovations and school improvements.
We are excited for the chance to be back in this area, and we look forward to what this group of our students will be able to learn and experience from fellow students across the world.
About James Pigott
Mr Pigott is Aiglon's Head of Science & Biology. He frequently leads Aiglon trips, particularly to southeast Asia, where he has helped students participate in both service initiatives and ecology projects. On campus, he is a strong teacher and athlete, inspiring students each year to participate in the Aiglon Mountain Marathon.