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One person’s trash…

I was in a cleaning mood.  With such a large family, things end up shoved here or there awaiting a permanent home which many times should be the trash, but there is always that feeling “you never know…” When going through the kids cafe and kitchen, I found a large bag of mismatched containers, lids […]

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Sunday is Funday!

Sundays are a free day; a day in which there are no scheduled classes or activities.  If you were to visit, you would see the high schoolers and young teens lounging around in their rooms or watching TV, more than likely in a trance staring at their phones. While the zombie apocolipse is happening in […]

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Life goes on

As the world continues on in turmoil.  The day to day life a Wat Opot child leads is somewhat simplistic.  Besides being ‘home schooled’ and having about 20 of their fellow Watopotians still staying with their relatives, times are not much different than usual. One such example is our Sunday ‘free day’.  ‘Free’ meaning no […]

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Uncertain times.

It’s a bit lonely at Wat Opot these days.  Usually the kids go to visit their families the first of April to celebrate the weeks long Khmer New Year Holiday, but with schools closed because of the Corona Virus outbreak, we started arranging for them to leave early. After loading up and lots of good-bye […]

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Step up!

Justice and Soul Foundation, along with Kate Korpi Salon, came to Wat Opot for a day of games, beauty and fun.  The visit was the brainstorm of StepUp, an initiative  started by graduates and students who wanted give back to communities in need.  This is a beautiful example of paying it forward! After 2.5 years […]