Smiling Gecko News
NEWS FROM OR ABOUT US
The new suites are almost finished!
The new suites at the Farmhouse Resort are going to be great! Here is a short report and some pictures of the construction work.
Our school expansion has begun!
Campus Update. We have started the construction work on the middle school and the House of Culture and Music. Here is a short report about it.
For re-listening: Hannes in the nightclub on SRF1 Radio
Hannes was on the radio! If you missed it or want to listen to it again: We have the link to the show.
The Smiling Gecko Scholarship Programme
Good education is even in Cambodia very expensive. With our scholarship programme, you can now donate this education for a child.
Video message from Hannes Schmid
Video message from Hannes: The last update of the year from Cambodia.
Cambodian cuisine for family and friends
Not just for Christmas: Mariya’s lovely recipe ideas to watch and cook. We wish you bon appétit.
Choir rehearsals for a new music video
Our school choir is currently rehearsing a new piece of music for which the children also want to make a music video. Here is an excerpt from the rehearsals.
27.10 bis 30.10.2022: Smiling Gecko is at the International Contemporary Art Fair «Kunst 22 Zürich»
From 27th to 30th October 2022 we will have a stand at «Kunst 22 Zürich» in Hall 550 in Oerlikon. We are exhibiting pictures taken by our founder Hannes Schmid of the garbage collectors in Sihanoukville.
FOUR YOUNG CARPENTERS GRADUATE!
A reason to be happy on the Smiling Gecko Campus: Four of our carpenter apprentices have completed their training and are therefore well prepared for a life with prospects in Cambodia. Here we present the four.
ON AUGUST 25TH IS HANNES SCHMID IN OLTEN!
On August 25th, Hannes will give a lecture about the Smiling Gecko project as part of the exhibition “Mythos and Ethos” in the Capitol cinema in Olten. This is sure to be exciting.
FUNDRAISING DINNER IN THE «SABLIER ROOFTOP RESTAURANT»
In September, Mariya Un Noun is in Switzerland to collect donations for the Smiling Gecko Campus with her great “New Khmer Cuisine”. Be there!
STORM DESTRUCTIONS ON THE SMILING GECKO CAMPUS
We received bad news from Cambodia. In the early evening hours of June 30, the Smiling Gecko Campus was hit by a severe storm that lasted several hours, which unfortunately caused major damage to buildings and greenhouses, the Farmhouse Resort and the fields.