A big welcome from Cambodia - a trip that I've been looking forward to since I've applied for Global Village and it turned out to be just beyond awesome. Never did I expect it would be that rewarding because I don't always put much expectation on everything I guess, so things just come naturally. Either good or bad, I should learn to accept and deal with it.
From the beginning, we had done some fundraising activities like accepting donations online via Tilt, selling chocolates and having bake sales. Thanks to Arc who sponsored the chocolates for us to raise fund with zero initial cost, we could sell as much as we could to hit the $800 donation target. For the bake sale, we set up a booth outside the main library and sold muffins, cakes, cookies and etc. Although the money earned wasn't a lot, I managed to get $300 after dividing our lump sum donation, while my friends who consistently sold many boxes of chocolate got $500. It's actually achievable if you tried hard enough to reach the target. So people like me need to get money out of my pocket because I didn't sell hard enough, that's why I went broke after this opps. (I even asked myself why did I sign up in the first place, it's a lot of money.. but I don't regret at all now because I know every cent is well spent by Restore One and glad that I contributed some to them!)
At the same time, we had to get our medical check up done like injecting Hep A, Hep B, Tetanus, Rubella and Malaria or get the pills from chemist. Lastly, I bought my insurance, air ticket and exchanged currency and I am ready to go! (So much hassle right)
And the story begins ...
Our durian ice cream melted within seconds and I had no choice but to throw mine before finishing because I was just too slow for ice cream 😵
Killing field was just devastating.. I didnt know inside this building were skulls :/
Spot my flabby arm ew ew.
Classroom done by other volunteers 👍
"The sun, the sun; the moon, the moon; shines so bright, all the time"
First ever school excursion for them and we were honoured to take good care of them! They had so so much fun than ever.
Sorry that I dont have time to update all about my trip, but all in all it was truly amazing and memorable <3