March 23 to 31: A big group of 23 international students from International Secondary School Japan formed a Global Village team. During the 3 weeks of hard work, the team was able to complete the construction of one brick house and a wooden house located in Trapaing Anhchanh community, Phnom Penh. The team also took the opportunity for the sightseeing tour around Phnom Penh city such as Toul Tom Pong Market, Genocide Museum and Royal Palace. On the celebration day, the team invited skilled workers and home partners for lunch and finished with fun dancing.
March 23 to April 05: An eleven-member team, called Close Friend from Australia, came together to build houses for two families living in Bati District, Takeo Province. Two brick houses were completed on their 2-week build. During the weekend, Close Friend team spared their available time to visit the Zoo in Tamao Mountain, and saw different kinds of Cambodian animals. With joy and appreciation for their accomplishment, the team, skilled workers and home partners celebrated with lots of singing and dancing on their farewell dinner within the calm and peaceful surroundings of Takeo.
April 27 to May 06: Volunteer builders from Japan assembled their own team to complete the foundation, some parts of the house walls for two brick houses. They also enjoyed a city tour, a special visit at the Krang Thnong Primary School and Japanese school where they played games and shared their culture with the Cambodian children. The Japanese team was comprised of 15 volunteers.
April 29 to May 04: A Global Village Volunteer team from Telstra Company, the biggest Telecommunication company in Australia formed a team of 19 members and moved together to support families in Takmao Distict, Kandal Province, Cambodia. Over the week of solid building, the team was able to complete one wooden house and another wooden house’s columns and core structure were finished. On the last building day, the team was invited by the home partners, villagers and skilled workers to dance with and sing Cambodian songs. The Australian team in returned invited them for a farewell lunch. The Telstra team’s build was part of their company’s HR program intended to reward their model employees.
May 19 to 25: Another group of Global Village volunteers from Australia gave a hand to work with HFH Cambodia in Kandal Province. The team consisted of 10 members who together completed one wooden house. The team took the chance to visit some significant places in Cambodia during their break from the build. The house dedication was followed by a delicious spread of Cambodian dishes on the farewell lunch.