Smiling Gecko visit report, Christian Zwicky, July 2-5, 2017
Dear friends of Smiling Gecko,
I would like to provide a short update on my recent trip to Cambodia visiting our team at the farm and at the office.
Summarized: the progress since my last visit end of 2015: just amazing….difficult to describe in words and most impressive what has been achieved in this short timeframe.
Children learning eagerly; being washed in nursery when parents work; fun after school
Trash can assembly; trash separation; separation on farm and reuse of disposal
Carpentry construction copied for school buildings; independent workers
Plants growing quickly
Smiling Gecko Team on farm (Gilles ‘Benevol’ from Hotelfachschule Luzern, photo left, person to the right) and at office; joint lunch with active exchange and fun
Swiss ‘Benevol’ Support: Architect Lukas 1; Carpenter Lukas 2 with team; English teachers Stefanie
Enjoy the pool …what an experience – relax and do a yoga lesson in our shala!
Wonderful new guest houses…..
Quite an adventure: on German railway trails set in the 1930ies… by French… experience history…
Reload your batteries… best in class meals… just adorable!
Healty, biological and happy chicken and pigs…
School project in preparation (by the way: our farms looked the same 3 years ago… imagine!)
Prosperty and wealth around the farm….small shops closeby, mopeds not seen a year ago….
Children Surgical Center (partner NGO of Dr. Jim): delivered medicine from ‘Permanence Mainstation Zurich’ and happy faces in Cambodia…. ’bridging needs’