Entries from January 2012

The Road Ahead

Date January 18, 2012

2012 brings exciting new prospects for Dadagaun Village Project. Based on a demographic survey completed by four American colleagues in October 2011 (travelling with the Trek of Your Life, see link on sidebar), we have new directions for projects at both the school and community level. More on these as they take shape. At the very least [...]

The Aide Myth

Date January 19, 2012

An interesting perspective on orphanages in developing countries reached my desk last week. Apparently, in Cambodia, the number of orphanages has increased significantly over the last few years, since generous, altruistic foreigners have been offering aide and support. What many westerners don’t realise is that people in these countries use the term “Orphanage” differently to the meaning we [...]