The Post-COVID era is slowly developing in the countryside here in Cambodia with the Gypsy-like caravans of games and food stalls traveling from Wat to Wat to entertain and entice the children and young people out of whatever money they can gather, from friends or family (or me). It does feel good, after two years […]
A few months back the Wat decided to fill in their part of the pond we shared and in the process, the deteriorating fence that separated us for several years was weakened and part of the wall came down. It will have to be repaired before the rains return but all of the options so […]
Greetings from the Wat Opot Community From a recent Facebook post by our Director Dara; -Due to COVID 19, the children are helping out around the property. Working hard to raise and feed animals which helps keep down food costs and also makes us money. Thank you, children, for your hard work. Because of Covid-19, […]
The children have not been off the grounds for some time because of the Pandemic. There have not been many cases here but the schools are all still closed and we have been home-schooling them four hours every day, six days a week. For that reason, we wanted to take them out for a day, […]
With everyone at home, because of school being out, there are plenty of hands and plenty of work to do. The little meditation boy, who is a leftover from the art classes a few years back and who once sat unnoticed at the edge of the Peace Garden pond but was transferred to another garden […]
Hello everyone,Like most people around the World, we have been laying low because of the Corona Virus. Fortunately for us, however, we have several acres of land to move around on and so we really don’t have anything to complain about. In fact, with the exception of those children returning to us from home visits […]
May the memories you are making today be as memorable as the memories you made in the past. This is one of the first videos ever made on Wat Opot and it not only contains many, many memories for us but is also a very good source for those interested in our history.
Lots of children pass through our program … some more vulnerable than others. Many of them stay for months or years, while others leave when they become adults. A few stay only for a short time and then return home, not necessarily because the conditions that brought them to us have changed, but because a […]