Making this world a better place

After a half an hour ride in a tuk tuk on one of the bumpiest roads (yep, organization I am volunteering for – Cambodian Child’s Dream Organization (CCDO) – still doesn’t own a car – which shows how carefull and thoughtful they are when it comes to spending their hard raised donations), we finally arrive at one of the schools, where CCDO runs its various programmes. Around 100 kids are waiting for us, lined up in two lines on both sides of the school entrance, greeting and waving at us with huge smiles on their faces. It is a magical moment, filled with appreciation, happiness and gratitude. I haven’t contributed a single thing to them until that day and still my eyes filled up with tears, so I can’t imagine how emotional this must have been for a founder of CCDO, Mrs. Lipa, who founded this organization some 8 years ago and my cousing Ksenija, that spent the last 5 years helping Mrs. Lipa run the organisation.

 

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One of the schools where CCDO runs its supplemental programmes

 

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New building built by CCDO at the other school, allowing them to run supplementary programmes like English and computer classes. Also library and cultural center got its new home in this new building

 

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One of the programmes run by CCDO is to provide free breakfast for +1000 kids. It is a very important programme as many parents are simply too poor to be able to provide balanced meals for their children and many kids have suffered from malnutrition in the past.
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Free breakfast, served by local community workers, employed by CCDO, is a typical Cambodian meal, rice with morning glory (a spinach-like vegetable) and meat
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Children grow own vegetable (morning glory) at school – this way they are taught to grow their own food from an early age.
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Cambodia, like the majority of South-East Asian counties struggles with pollution. It takes quite some effort to educate kids and people in nearby villages to pick up trash and keep their environment clean.
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A typical home in the vilages, where kids, attending one of the two schools, come from.

And what were my activities in the past two weeks of volunteering? I will share that with you in the next post 🙂

 

 

 

 

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Ksenija Olmer says:

    Cool. It won’t open the comments section but you did a great job. A few small mistakes but not important all. Ksenija

    Aspire to Inspire

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    1. Maja says:

      Thx cousin!!

  2. ravishp says:

    Maja .. ur doing a great job.. reminds me on an indian movie (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swades).. wheren an indian scientist left his job at Nasa to help his own villagers live a better life..

    1. Maja says:

      Easy easy… Doing it only for 3 weeks…. But who knows what the future will bring 🙂

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