Margo Kopec is a teacher at the Institut auf dem Rosenberg school in St. Gallen, Switzerland. She contacted Wat Opot as she was doing a lesson on HIV/AIDS and wanted to see if it was possible to have her 10th grade students Skype with our kids. She wanted to have her students put a face to the […]
Mr. Ya left Wat Opot to attend the La Bottega dell Arte School in Phnom Penh. He is doing well and spends his holidays by going back to the best home he has known, Wat Opot! He shows up with that ever engaging smile, which hardly ever leaves his face. On his last visit, he showed some […]
There was an ugly piece of land behind the kitchen that could be ignored before the sidewalks were put in… it was filled in mainly with garbage and trash over the years and therefore not much good for growing anything and so we decided to make it a flower garden. Thear, the boy on […]
When Wat OPot kids finish high school, the logical next step is to go to the ‘big city’ of Phnom Penh. In the rural area, there is no educational or job opportunities (besides the new shoe factory a couple of kilometres from our gate). As the big kids take that step into their new future, […]
Here is the latest dance routine from the Wat Opot Dance group under the leadership of our volunteers Caro and Luise.
Here is the latest video on our trip to Bokor Mountain.
Once the ward where many of the family members of our children died, it was beginning to show its age and so we decided to do some remodeling. The floors had sunk in many spots and needed to be replaced. Work will continue through this next week and hopefully it will be finished before the […]
It is not often that, an old guy like me, gets to participate in young people group meetings anymore, especially a group of students and professionals like these. Mr. Ya, on the left, is learning to be a Silversmith, Ms. Telvery is a second year student of Midwifery, Mr. Chandara is a professional Singer and […]
The kids have been playing with the copper wire we purchase locally for some time now and most can make earrings, but the original wire jewelry crafters, trained by Princess Fiona, are grown and only a few remain. So it was time to start again! In the past the kids have made non-jewelry items using […]
Self sufficiency is the new motto at Wat Opot and the kids are really getting into it; sometimes to the extreme. They clean up after every wedding or funeral in town and bring the cans and plastic back to Wat Opot in exchange for snacks. We in turn sell the trash to the recycler and […]