Then the ones who pleased the Lord will ask, "When did we give you something to eat or drink? When did we welcome you as a stranger or give you clothes to wear or visit you while you were sick or in jail?"
The King will answer, "Whenever you did it for any of my people, no matter how unimportant they seemed, you did it for me." .......Matthew 25

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Don Tom Secondary School

During our last trip we had the opportunity to visit a secondary school at a village called Don Tom. This was part of the Project L.O.V.E. programme to teach some basic hygiene classes there.

The school had about 7 classrooms next to a temple. Many of the classrooms were old wooden structures that were falling apart, but there was some construction going on for new classrooms.

Teacher Thong Sok Cheat (white shirt) at Don Tom Secondary School

The teacher there, Thong Sok Cheat explained that there was a lot more he wanted to do with the students but was unable to because of the lack of resources. He appreciated the fun way the NTU students present the hygiene message and he felt he could try and use the same methods. He also explained that the village was in a fairly 'bad' area as the neighbouring villages of Tro Ping Chrey and Chan Ha Long were infiltrated by criminal elements, kidnappers and robbers. Infact, recently the leader of a kidnapping gang was shot dead during a police raid on Tro Ping Chrey.

It kinda broke my heart when he told us that none of the students in that village will ever have the chance to go to high school.

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