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Some Khmer dancing  
   

Some Khmer dancing

Savong exlplained to us that this girl was at another orphanage before where the owners made them work late in to the night giving performances to tourists. The donations given to them was then pocketed by the people who run it and not spent on food to feed the children. A lot of the kids there are too thin, as this girl was. This girl's mother removed her daughter from that orphanage and was placed in Savong's care.
Savong Orphan Centre

October 16th 2010
The plan was to teach English for a few days in a school providing free education to underprivaledged children in Thnol Trong Village, near Siem Reap. Unfortunately, the night before we were due to start the heavens opened and flooded half of Cambodia, including the school. Savong, the owner, asked us if we'd like to go to the orphanage that he also set up instead to play with the kids. We jump ... read more
Asia » Cambodia » North » Siem Reap

Cambodian Flag Most Cambodians consider themselves to be Khmers, whose Angkor Empire extended over much of Southeast Asia and reached its zenith between the 10th and 13th centuries. Subsequently, attacks by the Thai and Cham (from present-day Vietnam) weakened the ... ... read more
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