It's time to close the office, turn off the phone and shut the suitcase. Our team departs in shifts this week starting Monday at midnight. We are reading that Phnom Penh is in turmoil with anti-government protests and garment worker strikes. Our friends in the city assure us that the protests are distant from where we are staying and that we will not even know anything is going on. We plan to be safe, avoid crowds and just do our good work.
The donations have been distributed to each participant. Itineraries have been finalized and are being printed up. Monetary donations are still coming in and at this point we have raised funds for four wells. Friends and family have been generous with both donations and encouragement!
Tomorrow is departure day for me. The first few days will be spent scouting some other locations in Cambodia for future visits. I will meet rest of the group on Saturday, February 1st, in Phnom Penh. Our work will start then..................Stay tuned!!!
Jenay Aiksnoras, Experience Curator