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Blog - Wat Opot Children's Community



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 […]

Sunday fun11

Superhero invasion

On weekends our childcare staff have off, so it is up to me to keep the kids busy all morning.  Sometimes I wheel the game cabinet and puzzles outside. Or other times, I pull the TV outside just for a change of pace. Outside things that are usually utilized inside is the key.  It brings a […]

Hair cuts June 202114 (1)

Giving back

Wat Opot was so fortunate to have former resident, Srey Oun come to visit again with her partner, Long.  Together they successfully made Wat Opot a lot more stylish!  In the last few months we have had to rely on a well used pair of clippers and dull scissors to keep hair trimmed and out […]

Baloon Balls in the pool30

New Pool Toys!

More than a year ago, we were given these balloon bags by the founders of Thomas’ House, Gaye and Roy McPhee, along with some other items.  I had put the bags in a very secure place in our store room…so secure that I promptly forgot about them! While doing some necessary ‘spring cleaning’ I came […]


Pizza Party!

We had promised the kids a pizza party over Khmer New Year last month, but with Phnom Penh in lockdown we were unable to get cheese.  I was finally able to go in last weekend and bought a huge block of mozzarella so today was the day! Wayne made some delicious pizza sauce and then […]


Dude, Wat Opot is groovy!

At the end of the school  year the vast majority of uniform shirts are stained, missing buttons and otherwise “ot sa’at”.  They can’t be passed down for the next school year, so I end up hoarding them in one of our large storage buckets in the storage room…knowing that there would be a future use […]


Cement Planters

With all staff (except for Dara, Wayne, and I) off for 5 days during the Khmer New Year holiday we had a lot of time to fill with keeping the kids busy.  So with my new obsession with flowers and plants in mind, the kids tried their hand at making small ‘cement towel’ planters.  This […]