Angkor4Kids is the creation of a few folks (parents and studnts) in Pleasanton, Ca. We have traveled to Cambodia many times to support a couple of orphanages in Battambang, Cambodia. Our experience there has been life-changing, and we wanted a way to share these experiences with our high school students. Every trip consists of three primary stages over the course of about 10 days:
- Country context:
We start in Phnom Penh, the Capital, with a visit to the genocide museum and the killing fields. Understanding what the country went through from 1975-1979 sets the context for everything the students will experience the rest of the trip.
- Service work:
We spend about 6 days at an orphanage working on a project, teaching english, playing games, and building relationships. The projects we undertake are set based on the size of the team and the money raised for that purpose.
- Cultural experience:
We end the trip with a visit to the city of Siem Reap and a tour of Angkor Wat, a World Heritage Site.
We have many friends in Cambodia and love the kids we have invested in for years. We are eager to share the experience with American students!