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During the September school holidays, staff and students from Maroochydore State High School travelled to Cambodia as part of the Students as Active Volunteers Initiative.
Continuing their ongoing commitment to humanitarian work, the group of fifteen students and three teachers taught English at the Save the Cambodian Children for Development Orphanage. The group also visited a local school built by Husk, a Cambodian NGO, and participated in English lessons and activities with the children. When not teaching, the group helped build two new homes for disadvantaged families and began construction of a new workshop for local women to generate income for their families.
While the significant work the group has done for the local village is clear, it is the positive impact they have made upon the community and the children’s lives, through building long last friendships that will be remembered for years to come.