When we built the floating school at Boeung Rial, we never realized how God will eventually use the school.
The recent floods have pretty much driven the villages from there homes.The flood waters have risen the water levels so that there few areas left for the villagers to deploy their homes. We visited the small cluster of homes that had managed to find a shallow strip of land. Even so, the villagers shared that they were scared to remain in their homes at nights when the winds were strong. A few families had sought refuge in the floating school, which for them represented the only stable, safe and secure refuge from the rains and floods. School had essentially ceased during this time because the teachers have been unable make the trip in to the school.
Swee Oon will be pleased to learn that the floating school is finally really floating in about 4 metres of water.