Monday, December 12, 2011

December Update

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December Update


Thursday, December 8, 2011

On the Road to Svay Pak

Here are a few pictures that we took on our commute out to Svay Pak--a drive that takes about 45 minutes to an hour and is around 20 kilometers/12 miles.

First we must drive across the city of Phnom Penh...

...passing local trash dumps...

...the Independence Monument...

and wedding tents that take up half the road.

As we leave the city, the poverty becomes more noticeable.

The marginalized Muslim communities live on the outskirts of the city.

Then we arrive in Svay Pak.

This building houses a medical clinic, a church auditorium,  nine classrooms,  two offices,  two supply closets, two households, a kitchen and a computer lab -- all in five floors!

The view of the community from the back of the school/church. 

Becki having a meeting with the teachers.

And just for fun--never underestimate what can be carried on the back of a moto!