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We left Sihanoukville today. It was difficult leaving Rith and Cham. I feel so close to them, even though I only knew them for a few days. It’s crazy to think about the fact that they work to pay for their school, house, and food. At merely sixteen ...

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Before I entered Cambodia I thought helping and being OF help meant the same thing. Penh Lo, who has said this over and over, got everyone in our group a little bit confused. At least, for some of us it was. Now I understand the difference of helping and ...

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Today we took the children from the orphanage to the lake, and they seemed to be having the time of their lives splashing around and goofing off! One of the girls names was Eeth, and I felt a strong connection to her. She was the one that taught me the Ca...

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It is the end of a 10-plus hour labor intensive shift at a factory in rural areas of Cambodia where hundreds of 20-30 year-old-women work for $5-$10 a day sewing in assembly lines, which is just enough to pay for their transportation and lunch. As the wom...

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As we near the end of our trip here in Cambodia, I have been given the opportunity to learn so much about the culture and myself. I can take away from this experience that changes begin from within, and it is a never-ending cycle. I want to thank everyon...

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When I shot this picture, I didn’t realize how deep and captivating this woman would stick out to me until now. In a single snap, I hope to have captured the hardship she may have faced throughout her lifetime. I wonder if she still sees the world as a ...

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Wow! It has already been two weeks since the first day that we arrived in Cambodia, and it seems as if it was only yesterday. There’s so much that has happened within only these two short weeks that I don’t even know where to start. I am curr...

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The experience today teaching the students was a very humbling moment for me because it made me reflect how different my life could have been if my parents hadn’t come to America. I could’ve been any of those students sitting there; and all th...

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Reflecting on our time in Cambodia, I realize that seeing children smile and enjoying themselves really lightens up my day. Although they may not be in the most ideal situation, knowing that we were able to bring them a little bit of joy and laughter in t...

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