I recently visited Phnom Penh, Cambodia on Kembara Prihatin mission (Caring Mission - literally translated) and have teaser blogged it, you can read it here. As mentioned, the objective was to extend help to the orphanage and less fortunate Muslim in remote areas of Phnom Penh, the activities involved were :
1. Medical camp
2. Mosque restoration
3. Sewing classes
4. Solat classes
5. Building of water well and pipes
Last week, I finally get to see for myself how they live and their daily environment. Thus, I would like to share with everyone what I saw and experienced.
The pictures speaks for itself.
First view/impression of the site
The well built, but the water quality is still bad
Restoring the mosque
Painting the mosque exterior
View from rest area
Kids playing football during break time
View from main building
Government primary school, built during Pol Pot reign
The government school's canteen
Small village shop (sugar was RM14 / USD4.50 per half a kilo)
Locales were taught to sew telekung (prayer robe)
Young kids walking around village
Workshop area donated by Pergerakan Puteri Islam Malaysia
An old & frail father feeding his special need son his lunch
The well being use for all purpose
Lunch being prepared by locales & Puteri Islam
Puteri Islam "chef" cooking Daging Kawah
Teaching the kids on colours & numbers in English via a simple game
The ablution area, the well share the same water fate
Primary kids being taught simple and basic English
The school where we serviced and helped
Next entry I will share pictures of the floating village by Mekong River and the condition they have to live in.
A true reflection of life.