On 27th November our Angkor Wat Charity Challengers left our shores for an adventure of a lifetime. After 6-9 months of physical training, raffles, dinner parties, Bogan Bingo, Irish Nights, Chocolate Sales and just plain asking outright, the Challengers headed off for the second half of the challenge,…
Joining up with another group from Project Futures raising money for the amazing Somaly Mam Foundation, the intrepid group of Aussies from Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne & Adelaide arrived in Siem Reap and hit the ground running, wasting no time at the hotel to go and explore the town and Angkor Wat temples in the traditional Tuk Tuk's. Aftera group dinner and team briefing, everyone prepared their bikes for the bike race the next morning and most but not all, headed off for an early and restful night.
Visit to Angkor Wat Temples
Angkor Wat International Bike Race
The whole team made it successfully through the finishing posts and made it back for our personalised leg massage and fresh coconut water before heading back to the hotel to freshen up and head out for our celebratory dinner, which was outstanding
Angkor Wat International Half Marathon
It was a busy week, first visiting the Kindergarten Project in the Vinh Long Province which we had been doing all the fundraising for throughout the year. Another day was spent visiting 3 of the key projects in Ho Chi Minh City, the Centre of Social Assistance for Disadvantedged Children (CSADC), the Boy's Shelter and the Girl's Shelter. Over the next 2 days, despite having some shopping time and tourist trips planned, the girls choose to assist at the CSADC with the children, playing, taking them on excursions to local parks and assisting the nursing staff on visits to the local vaccination centres and dentists.
You can read more about and see lots of photos from the visit to Kim Dong Kindergarten HERE.