Despite being used to horrible news I felt the Paris attacks affected me personally. I was in London at the time and Paris was only a couple of hours away on the train. They way the terrorists shot indiscriminately at people sitting outside in restaurants sent a clear message: Be afraid wherever you are! As a journalist I went to Paris.
Thanks very much to the recent anonymous donor to my indiegogo campaign! Your £25 are really appreciated. If you’d like me to send you the DVD and postcard, please let me know your details. Everyone else please go and check out the perks including a Cambodian postcard (might be posted from UK) and a Cambodian gift. The countdown is on with only 4 days left until the campaign closes: http://igg.me/at/cambodiafilm.
On Wednesday our group of volunteers will be getting a crash course at Edinburgh Napier University in how to teach English. The uni’s marketing department have said they are interested in contributing to my fundraising campaign as well. Really excited about that.
Otherwise preparations are going well with my first round of vaccinations done and the second one due on Tuesday. Spent £189 in the drugstore the other day. A new passport is hopefully on its way after I managed to convince the German authorities that I wasn’t living in Germany anymore. Not even 6 weeks to go until we take off!!!
Interview with Mr Malhotra, CEO of the Future Sense Foundation, about the difference volunteering with children in Cambodia makes: “We focus on education, livelihood and child welfare. The volunteers who go out make a real difference in terms of providing the children a sense of aspiration, a sense of purpose, a perspective of the world beyond theirs…