Keeping Shop at CPOC
Active hands, full bellies. - Cambodian Proverb
The kids are gone, there isn't any English classes today, what is there to do?
I often remind myself that you only get back what you put in, and sometimes it can be difficult to find something that you feel is worth while to contribute. Day 4 proved to be a bit challenging...
More volunteers had arrived the night before, and having raved about how much fun we had at the water festival, the other volunteers wanted to take the remaining kids to the water festival that day. So the question came down to, what do we do? Some volunteers opted to go help at the new land, Tonia and I opted to "keep shop" just in case some students did arrive for English lessons. Keeping shop involved sweeping, cleaning up from the night before and selling items to locals and the kids. It wasn't proving to be a very strenuous job and had me thinking of that line I once read, "You only get out what you put in." So with that in mind, I started designing "Go Fish" cards to play with the kids once they returned, and other games to help with their English.
"Go Fish" sure became a popular game the rest of the time, once I taught a few of them how to play. A special thanks to Bianca for colouring in my terribly drawn animals, and fruit.
At first the day seemed a bit slow, but obviously once the kids returned, it definitely was back to having fun.
Total Cost = 18,500 Riel