Jimmys Village School Farewell

Trip Start Jul 08, 2011
Trip End Nov 15, 2011

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Flag of Cambodia  , Khétt Siĕm Réab,
Thursday, November 3, 2011

I was thrilled to have been thrown a farewell party by the kids, with a birthday cake!  Seeing that I had been around these children for nearly 2 months, teaching them and spending time with them (at least 5 days a week if not more) I was attached to many of these kids. I'd played a part in their learning and hopefully inspired them.

They were a true delight to teach and spend time with.  They are smart and funny and full of life (regardless of their poor background, which makes you question the materialistic culture that exists in the West) and I was privileged to see the changes in them over the weeks.  As most tourists only pass through for a few days at a time, I felt a special bond with them knowing that I had guided them to be the best people they can be.

They had all drawn me pictures and wrote farewell messages for me to take home with me.  Lots of hugs and tears were had by them and myself.  There was lots of singing and dancing and general shenanigans. How could you not be affected by these sweet, innocent children?

They will always have a special place in my heart.....
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