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 ‘Bene-vol’ 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 ‘Permance Mainstation Zurich’ and happy faces in Cambodia….’bridging needs’