Global Village Wrap Up – July 2013

June 23 to July 07: A group of students from Moama Anglican Grammar School in Australia formed a team of 22 members who also worked in Vimean Trung Community, Phnom Penh. Foundations and some walls of two brick houses were completed during the build week. Aside from their build, volunteers took the opportunity to visit some significant places in Phnom Penh and in Siem Reap. While they were in Siem Reap, the team visited students in Krang Thnong Primary and provided food to 150 students.

June 30 to July 07: 20 members of Global Village team from Scotch College in Australia were inspired to help 2 families by building brick houses in Vimean Trung Community, Phnom Penh along with the families and skilled workers. The team worked on the foundations and some parts of the walls of the two houses were complete on the last build day. In additional to the construction work, the group of students spent their break time to teach English in a local English class in the village where 10 to 20 students attend everyday.

July 01 to 10: Foundations of the two brick houses in Prek Preah Sdach Commune, Battambang Province were completed along with some parts of the walls by 17 members of Global Village team from Konkun University in Korea. During the build week, the Korean team also gave time to experience sites in Battambang. They also visited 13 Makara Primary School and donated loads of study materials and medicines to students and teachers. Their dedication was celebrated with various enjoyable activities such as games, dancing and singing.

July 05 to 14: Water and sanitation significantly improve lives of villagers living in Angkor Chum District, Siem Province. Taking this opportunity, a group of ten members from United States shared a spirit to support by coming together to build and complete 2 brick toilets for Norkor Pheas Health Center. After days of hard work, the team, together with doctors, nurses, skilled workers, and local authorizes joined together for a fun farewell. Patty O’Connel, GV Team Leader, understood the need to serve even in a distant site like Angkor Chum. She helped us educate her team members the essence of ‘serving where the need is greatest’.

July 07 to 12: This is a month of student volunteer groups. Another is a group of Global Village team from Garden International School, Malaysia. The team consisted of 22 members who built homes, communities and hope for Cambodians in a relocation area, Trapaing Anhchanh Community, Phnom Penh. Due to their hard work, the team accomplished building one brick house and one wooden house for two families in the village.

July 07 to 14: A big team composed of 41 students from 8 international schools joined together in a trip called South Australia Lutheran School Mission from Australia for your community work. The team built 3 brick houses, and 2 new model houses in Trapaing Anhchanh Community, Phnom Penh. After the completion of 5 houses, the volunteers invited skilled workers and home partners for a farewell lunch in the village right after and enjoyable and unforgettable house dedication.

July 15 to 17:  After visiting historical places in Phnom Penh City, a Global Village volunteer team from Gyeonggi Academy of Foreign Languages (GAFL), a Korean language high school, began their mission of building a home for family living in Pouk District, Siem Reap. At the end of build day, a group of students were able to finish building of one brick house and together celebrated in a farewell party with Khmer traditional songs and dance after the sharing the experiences they gained during the week.


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