3 days ago we arrived at Cambodia’s secret beach to assist Baby Tree Projects in building the Sophia Saly School and we wrote about our first impressions of the village and the project. I’m happy to say that every single element of this past 3 days has exceeded our wildest dreams by so much that I’m almost at a loss for words. Village life is a long way off the hustle and bustle of Melbourne, trams have been replaced by cows, ducks and chickens wandering freely, and the endless expanse of high rise apartments and office blocks have been replaced by giant coconut palms and blue sky.
Whilst we are only a few days into this journey, I already feel a great connection with the kids at the school and in our village. One of our volunteers said yesterday that “the kids seem to see into your soul with their eyes” and I have to say I agree. Each one of these children has a story which is both beautiful and heart breaking at the same time, and I can’t wait to hear every one of them, and hopefully make a difference to some of their lives.
If anyone wants to help by donating money, clothes or stationary/technology for the kids, please reach out via the Contact Us page of our website.
Drew & Louis