Yesterday was another wonderful day at FKC. We headed out to the school bright and early, riding our bikes along the local traffic on National Road 6. This is the main road that leads in and out of Siem Reap. It is filled with people on push bikes and motorbikes and others driving tuk-tuks, trucks and the occasional car.
After arriving at FKC we began the day with morning assembly and then worked with the students in their classrooms for the first 3 hours of the day. During this time we taught many different things, such as about fruit, kitchen items and animals. They did a great job learning lots of new words.
At 1:30pm we took off for the village school. We drove in the back of a ute, with Mr Payne in the front with the schools director (principal.) We drove 30 minutes to the village, passing smaller neighbourhoods until we reached a more remote place. driving into the village was like driving into the jungle, until we started to see wooden houses and shops and smiling faces poking out from them.
When we got to the school we were greeted by over 150 children, who hop to attend the school when it opens in August. Sadly there is only space for 120. The students we’re very friendly, smiling and saying hello how are you? Despite not speaking very much English and us knowing very little Khmer, we communicated through hand gestures and drawings.
After talking with the students and taking a quick look around the school building and grounds, we gave the parents of the students some of the toothbrushes and toothpastes so generously donated by the LPS community. The smiles on their faces said it all, 1, 2, 3 LPS Rock!