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Cambodia Service Project
Date: 12 - 24 October 2018
Trip Summary Report
October 2018 saw the Cambodia Service Project return to Tiklik Village, Beng Mealea near Siem Reap for the third time. Working with our local guide, Sophen, the in-country team of Camps International and led by the effervescent Han, we undertook a number of challenging projects.
The Aiglon students worked intensively in the local school to improve the children's English. They focused on using phonics in conversation that helps students secure jobs in the tourist industry. The students also worked manually on a number of activities: building concrete water storage pots; laying paving in the main village school and improving the jungle garden. Aiglon was delighted to be the first school to be invited into the community to aid in reforestation attempts. Together with the locals, we planted around 700 trees in approximately 5 acres of land.
The high heat and humidity make this a very challenging environment for the students but they all worked admirably.
We hope to be able to expand the project in 2019 with two teams travelling to the country for the first time, including one from the Junior School. Camps International have also asked Aiglon to raise money to build a new English school in a remote part of the county around 60km west of Siem Reap. This is an exciting time for the project and we hope to bring you more news shortly!
The Cambodia service project visits Camp Beng Maelea, near Siem Reap where the team engages in both environmental and educational service. As well as spending time working in Beng Mealea, we will include visits to cultural and historic sites, including Angkor Wat, visit the local jungle, working with Angkor Hospital for Children and finally working with the Jay Pritzker Academy.