Sunday, 25 March 2012

Rum Dual School, REAM River - working bee

The view from the school over the farmland to the river
My good friends Ciaran and Audrey had been telling me about the work they were doing teaching at the Rum Dual School on the banks of the Ream River and the place sounded wonderful, especially after talking with Jim, one of the volunteer support  co-ordinators, earlier in the week.  I had finally organised to visit and have a look for myself.  I fell in love with the place, set in a small rural landscape, on the REAM river. The work being done by the volunteers has made a huge difference.  They wanted the room painted as it was very drab and dark, so I had organised the left over paint from Otres school to be transported out, thank you so much Donna for letting us use your car.  Brushes and cleaning accessories had been organised by Ciaran and Audrey, so we jumped in Donnas car and headed out, making sure we arrived as school finished so we would not be disturbing the children.

Donna (L), myself (R)

We got stuck straight in ! A flurry of activity 
Cleaning dust & cobwebs

Donna dived right in !
While we were working, the teacher headed to the river, caught a few crabs and came back to make us fried crab and noodles for lunch ! All well recieved by the hard working volunteers

Ciaran enjoying lunch in the shade
Then back into it, Kamera, Cy's wife jumped in to help,

Kamera (L) and Audrey (R)

as well the the school teacher himself. 

Teacher helping with the painting

Take note Kelly back in Nymboida ! I expect you to catch us some fish and cook us lunch. ha ha ! 
We didn't get as much done as we had hoped but the second room is all prepared and ready to be painted and the first complete.

Some final touches

Finished at last
Some of the locals came to check on the work

as well as the gorgeous geckos !

Geckos everywhere !

The school exists due to the patronage of Commander Rum Dual. Commander Rum dual,  is an Assistant to H.E. Hing Bunheang and Dechor Hun Sen's bodyguard unit.  We thank him for his generosity and kindness.

The Commander and his girls !

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