Trip report - January 2011 Trip report - January 2011

By Kate Shuttleworth -

Nearly 200 Cambodian teachers attended the SeeBeyondBorders workshops but we also had time for lots of fun.

Nearly 200 Cambodian teachers attended the SeeBeyondBorders workshops which concentrated on maths teaching methods and included specially designed teacher resource kits. We also included workshops that looked at maths through PE and Art this year which were a welcome variation. Our group of 20 included non-teachers too and they went with our interpreters to work alongside people in communities well off the beaten track, such as the floating village which was barely floating due to the low water levels. Some of the highlights of the trip included: • Three days of workshops with 99 teachers in Battambang • Three days of workshops with nearly 100 teachers at Siem Reap • A visit to the newly completed School by the Lake • Packaging and distribution of resource materials to 100 schools • Pouring concrete and bricklaying with two Old People’s associations • Construction of a house where the father of a family was a landmine victim • Helping out cooking and serving at a school nutrition programme in Piek Snaing Village • A visit to homes in a floating village to distribute subsistence packages Completed house The newly constructed house for a family whose father was a landmine victim But it wasn’t all about work and we also had time for some fun: • A bike trip around the streets (and traffic!) of Phnom Penh • A greeting ceremony performed by a group of local dancers • Cooking course, Cambodian style • Watching a circus performance by street kids • Watching the sun rise over Angkor Wat Angkor sunrise Angkor sunrise workshop fun

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