The Heng family has been working hard to produce their exquisite silk art and since August, they have produced nearly 200 beautiful scarves! It is always great to talk with the Heng family, they are so hospitable. Our conversations usually start off with some broken Khmer and English and almost always the question, “Have you eaten already?” is asked before logistics are discussed. “Yes Naysim, I have eaten already, I ate rice, and you?” And almost always she answers: “Yes, rice, already.” Rice in Cambodia basically means any kind of food.
We went on to talk about new construction patterns and donation strategies. This will be our 6th donation since we started our project. It’s exciting to think that we have targeted over 1000 students in village of Prek Bongkong. Now, we are aiming to donate in different ways. We want to get scholarships for students to study in more progressive schools in the city, train them to become great teachers and get them back to their community to assist in education. This is sound in theory and hopefully with the right research and execution, it can be a future reality.
We are also looking to team up with Lincoln Sudbury Regional High School and Mr. Bill Schecter (former history/ life teacher) in the effort they have invested in helping a community outside of Battambong, Cambodia. Keep an eye out for their project and how our collaboration is solidifying. It is exiting times for Cambodian Threads!!!
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