For many schools in South East Asia the school year is coming to an end. With the ending there is always the planning of the next school year. May I ask all house building teams to submit their dates for house building for the following school year – for teams that are not a school – if you are planning on coming – could you send us your dates – the house building calendar is filling up fast and we would like to make sure that we provide the best service that we can to all of our teams. Thanks so much.
Dear friends and partners, Yesterday was a rather special day. Yesterday I was given an award by the Prime Minister of Cambodia: Samdech Hun Sen. It was also my 65th birthday and I received an award that was created in the year I was born.
Dear all, On April 17 we commemorate the end of the indiscriminate bombing of Cambodia during the Vietnam War and the beginning of a horrific era of unimaginable genocide and isolation committed by the infamous Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge. The suffering and total destruction of Cambodia was a 30 year long life span which did not end until 1998. Today – this April in 2013 we are celebrating a new beginning - and we are celebrating worldwide. We are celebrating the beginning of the construction of Nokor Tep Women’s Hospital – 400 pilings have been completed – another 800 to go. It is a celebration of all the women in Cambodia –for whom 85% do not have even the basic access to health care – women whom by the time they are 14 are suffering discharges and pain that bring shame and fear into their lives – who die too young and spend their adult lives wondering why. It is time to stop that horrible suffering.