Friday, December 14, 2012

Round Square 2012 Student Team - Phnom Penh Highlights and Beginning Construction

The team's first few days in Cambodia as they visit many of Phnom Penh's cultural highlights including Choeung Ek Killing Fields, the Genocide Museum, People Improvement Centre's school and orphanage near the garbage dump, Banyan Learning Tree School, Wat Phnom and a special lunch enjoyed at Friends restaurant which trains Phnom Penh Street youth in the service industry. From here we go to Takeo to start building a Family Care Centre in rural Takeo province. The student team is achieving amazing progress with all columns up by the end of day two of the construction project. 
Day Two - foundation laid and many columns up!


RSIS Students visit Wat Phnom in Phnom Penh
Dancing with Khmer Children at PIO School
At Friends Restaurant - which train Phnom Penh Street Youth
Guided Tour of Camp S-21 Genocide Museum
Posing with Genocide Survivor at Camp S-21 in Phnom Penh

 Many Thanks to Free the Bears ( for our fantastic VIP tour of their Asian Bear rescue centre located at Tamao Wildlife Sanctuary and Rescue Centre

This  A Mine Free World Foundation ( project is funded and built by Round Square

At the end of week one - Construction of the Banyan Learning Tree Family Care Centre is way ahead of schedule, with walls up and rendering in progress.

Building the columns