THIS IS PHILANTHROPY

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...

The family in Siem Reap. I can’t believe I lived with these guys for a week, waking up to their domestics, their children crying, their nagging at night time, wanting me...

I woke up this morning and counted my blessings. The village was vibrant and well, pumping with Cambodian music as I walked down the dirt road, exchanging smiles to all the...

The morning coffee run for the teachers and students of the commune. 10 coffees for the price of one Sydney coffee Okay, maybe they aren’t as good in the taste department...

Hello and thank you for following ‘This is Philanthropy’. I have been living in Cambodia for 8 months now, based in the popular tourist town of Siem Reap, home to the...

We are drawing closer and closer to the move out into the village. In less than a month, my journey will begin. I think it’s important, however to not forget about...

I have never been a huge fan of children, but since moving to Cambodia I’m slowly opening up to them and my love is growing. The kids here are so cute...