Update February 6, 2012
To all my Family, Friends, Sponsors and Supporters:
My departure date of Feb 11, 2012 to Cambodia is fast approaching and I want to share some of the information about activities and progress surrounding my bike ride and the school before I leave.
My new helpers have done a lot of work already to organize the media and communication efforts for the next leg of the bike ride.
We have developed a strategy, a timeline and have defined areas to concentrate our efforts over the next few months before the actual start date. Dividing tasks and responsibilities is an important step to accomplish our goal.
Pertaining to my visit to the school in Cambodia, here is an update:
Gerlinde brought letters from our Canadian sponsored children last November to their respective Canadian “Godparents”.
There are now 14 Children sponsored from Canada.
I’m very excited to personally deliver letters, cards, small gifts, photos and a small amount of pocket money from each godparent to our children at Angkor Thom Junior High School in the Village of Peak Sneng.
The yoga group and a X country ski group from Five Winds, who support one student each, have made a wonderful effort with extra letters, cards and pictures for their godchild.
A special Thank You goes to the Canadian Godparents for the extra effort writing letters, making and collecting photos & small gifts. These are the little seeds of kindness that will bear fruit, making our world a better place.
Ms. Safira Lachapelle, from North Battleford, SK is sending a beautiful greeting card and letter, as well as pictures from the Alan Sapp Gallery, for me to take to the children in Cambodia.
I managed to re-engage the teacher from India to conduct a follow-up workshop on Biodynamic Agriculture for our Agri Project at the school. Working with him will be of special interest and significance to me, the school and the village.
During my six week stay, our daughter Sandra, and 13 year old granddaughter Ariana, will visit the school and meet their godchild Deoth. She is also looking forward to visiting the awesome temples of Angkor Wat. This will no doubt be another highlight of my visit.
My good friends Siggi and Gerlinde from Germany will be meeting me at the school and we will work together on many issues, including the badly damaged Primary School, the local High School and the Village.
I know, time will be flying and before I know it I will be on my way back home where my bike will be waiting patiently for me to start training for the last leg of my bike ride.
My facebook page is up and running, and I’ll use it to inform you of what is happening during my Cambodia visit. You can write a comment, letting me know what you think.
On behalf of the children in Cambodia thank you all for your wonderful contributions.
Love & Light,