THIS IS PHILANTHROPY

A beautiful end to a difficult day. My alarm went off at 7am. That meant it was time for work. I turned over in my bed and realised I couldn’t do...

Journal Entry 📔 – 29/04 Another one of those scorching hot days in the village. Temperatures reached up to 38 degrees Celsius. Doing labour intensive work in this heat is physically...

When I first arrived in Cambodia, I had no clue as to the horrific events of its past. As I went on, I learned more and more about it’s history of...

I love this picture. It was taken a day after the storm hit. Channrong painting some bamboo. It signifies to me a sense of restoration. The colour green is known to...

This is what the kitchen looks like after the storm. It’s such a shame to see people living like this. Once the storm hit, I moved myself into town as I...

I try my best to constantly remind myself that no amount of money, no level of achievement and no external situation is going to make me happier than the happiness I...

I’m loving the gift I was given by Thea from HDLF. I formed a close connection with Thea while I was living in his village. A 37 year old Khmer with...

If the Buddhists are correct with their assumption of interconnectedness -that we are one with everything, then is it true that by dousing each atom of our make up with peace,...

As humans, we have this burning desire to find the answers to the mysteries of this life we have been given. Our cognitive ability gives us the tools to beg questions...

It’s good to be back home in Cambodia. I returned to my favourite cafe in town and I was greeted with a standing ovation by all the staff. It’s moments like...