Sad Goodbyes & New Beginnings

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Saturday was our final day of working with the Khmer teachers in Bavel. The closing ceremony was a bittersweet experience. In the Khmer teachers’ final speech, they spoke of their progress in learning a variety of pedagogical approaches that will be implemented and shared on their return to their schools and classrooms.

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The Australian teachers were incredibly overwhelmed at the effort and generosity the Khmer teachers showed in making us beautiful handmade gifts. This group of teachers will forever hold a special place in our hearts.

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New Beginnings

Today we embarked upon our second Workshop at a lovely teaching college just outside of Siem Reap.  Everyone in the workshops enjoyed a full day of teaching and learning, getting to know one another and embracing every opportunity to participate in interactive and engaging activities.

Sharing some thoughts of the day:

“Different groups, some adjustments and an excellent day working together” – Ruth

The project team had the challenge of trekking through the local markets in order to purchase much-needed resources for the week. The men worked tirelessly putting together our fantastic sports hurdles whilst overcoming a rather enthusiastic barrier – the local school children thought it was more fun to take the hurdles apart rather than put them together!

Sharing some Project Team thoughts:

“Best ever view from my room!” – Gretha

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The view from Gretha’s room

“The markets today were very challenging, it was squeezy and there were a lot of people who looked incredibly poor and were begging. It was really interesting to see how maybe the real Cambodians shop and the variety of things they could buy ” – Liz

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