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Journey to Cambodia 2017: Siem Reap

Last month I got to spend time in several of the rural villages in Cambodia where LWB is making a long-term commitment to help orphaned and impoverished children. Since none of our projects here would be possible without your generous support, I’d love to take you along on my journey by sharing some of what I experienced.

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Field of Dreams

For years, people have been misquoting the famous Kevin Costner film, Field of Dreams, by saying, “If you build it, they will come.” (The actual quote is “If you build it, he will come.”) But I just can’t resist misquoting it again because it fits so perfectly with our newest education project in Cambodia!

As we have written previously in our blog, Cambodia’s history under the Khmer Rouge was a brutal one, decimating the country’s education system and throwing millions into abject poverty. After the regime was overturned, the school system in Cambodia had to be rebuilt almost from scratch, and countless people grew up illiterate. Read more.

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Cambodia: Part Four

Yesterday I wrote about visiting two rural villages on the border between Thailand and Cambodia, and why many children there are unable to attend school. The immense poverty in this region also often prevents children from receiving the medical care they need as well, and today I would like to introduce you to a few of the children and teens I met who need our assistance.

Christine

The first is an absolutely beautiful girl to whom we’ve given the Western name of Christine (because of the issues with trafficking in this region. we will never use any of the children’s real names). Read more.

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