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November, 2014

Battambang is a much quieter city than Phnom Penh (Cambodia’s Capital) and a good little stopover if you want to break the journey between Siem Reap and Phnom Penh.

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When we arrived in Cambodia on May 1, we didn’t really have much planned other than to see the famous temples of Angkor Wat. We took a few days of rest and relaxation after we said our goodbyes to our friends visiting from home and saw the temples at a leisurely pace. We quickly noticed the poverty present everywhere we looked, but also noticed how friendly and humble the locals were. Before we knew it, we were signed up for 2 weeks of teaching with the Cambodia English School of Higher Education Organization (CESHEO) thanks to the wonderful website HelpX.


CESHEO was founded by Rady Rure in order to provide free English education to the children of Cambodia. An English education is a ticket out of poverty as it opens up so many employment opportunities for the future. As a child, Rady was unable to afford to attend school, so…

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I made this trip with Thai friends and we just piled into the car and I had no idea where we were going.  Not uncommon to just go along “up to you”. Only spent about 4 or 5 hours and at the time did not know anything about the site.

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Bringing clean water to Southeast Asia

To solve public health issues related to dirty water and poor sanitation, would you turn to private enterprise?

watershed Cambodia

Text and photos from – Susan Shackelford  

Government and private donors traditionally have led such efforts in developing countries including Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, where health problems related to water and sanitation are critical. “Asia’s Lower Mekong region ranks among the worst in the world in terms of disease, morbidity and premature death due to deficiencies in safe water, sanitation and hygiene,” notes a 2011 newsletter from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

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