There is a lot of preparation that needs to be done before groups come and this past week we had two very important groups visit. Fortunately most of our children don’t mind working.
The Social Service Department came out on Tuesday and so not only did the place need to look good but the children also had to be well groomed. Some of the boys like to keep their hair long (as do I) which is not acceptable to many Khmer people in leadership, and so many of us had to have our hair cut. Fortunately we have our own hair specialist in residence.
The inspection went well and they found only minor things that needed correcting.
And when it was over there was some time to play.
And then on Friday was the dedication ceremony for our new fence and so we needed to get the place all cleaned again for the bus load of Lion’s Club members from Taiwan. They are the ones responsible for the building of the fence which has already made a big change in our ability to grow things without the livestock coming through and eating it.
The ceremony went well and the group was given a tour of the community before leaving. Monday we will be having a group of seven from Japan, who are with Project Friends, stay with us for four days and a Photographer from Hong Kong who is working with the Sakka Foundation, will be with us for the day… and then later in the week FIONA returns to us from New Zealand.