Only a number of days before the July team of teachers travel to Cambodia to start their ‘Teach the teacher’ SeeBeyondBorders experience. Feelings of excitement and anticipation I’m sure can be felt by all participants, their preparation laced with intrigue about what to expect when we step off the plane to travel to our first stop in Phnom Penh.
There is a small group of volunteer teachers on this trip, which makes our journey all the more purposeful … Let the bonding begin ; )
Our preparation workshops have been a great success with lots of deep discussion and learning opportunities. I for one am keen to implement and put into practice what we’ve been talking about in theory. So stay posted for our comments throughout the 2 weeks we’re in Cambodia, for the team’s thoughts and feelings along the way.
I am reminded of a quote by Willa Cather, a female pioneer traveller (also a teacher) who made her explorations in the early 1900’s:
“One cannot divine nor forecast the conditions that will make happiness; one only stumbles upon them by chance, in a lucky hour, at the world’s end somewhere, and holds fast to the days…”
Prior to travel one always has hopes and aspirations of what the journey will present and experiences to be had, but it is in the unfolding of the journey that these are made known.