Tradies needed for Cambodia mission trip

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 11:35 am

Former Shalom House employment coordinator and Mornings show regular Michelle Kivits recently waved us goodbye to settle into her new work against child exploitation in Cambodia has some pics to share with the 98five family.


And, a call-out to tradies who are looking for mission trip opportunities: you have until Sunday to join Awareness Cambodia’s Maintenance Trip (see all the info below).


Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Street food markets in Phnom Penh city

Umm…this might be a problem, what do you think?

The market gardener’s house in one of the local provinces

Checking out the crops before arriving in Phnom Penh

Huge purple banana flower

Michelle learning to ride their newly purchased ‘moto’ with her very patient teacher Rathana Lach. I’m OK until I need to turn, LOL

Two of the students who are part of the kids that live at Sunshine House return each day in the school bus for a cooked lunch before returning for their afternoon lessons.

Sunshine House also shares its property with these guys so no need for a lawn mower

Karel Kivits in front of one of the vehicles used for regular trips out to Sunshine House, which is about a one and a half hour drive from Phnom Phen in the Province of Kampong Speu. (Will leave it to your imaginations as to what the last 10km might look and feel like given the vehicle that is used for these trips.)

Cambodian roadside market seller, check out the fresh meat, it was about 36 degrees Celsius



Awareness Cambodia Maintenance Trip

Is this trip opened to anyone? Mainly all trades people but we’re especially looking for electricians and plumbers.

What can people expect to be doing on this trip? Experience the history of Cambodia: the Killing Fields and Tuol Sleng; dinner at Graduation House with the House of Progress students; tour the complex; five full days at Sunshine House of maintenance and building time; Sunshine House concert; and some R&R in Sihanoukville near the beach staying.

How long will I be away for? 14 days (between August 25 and September 8, 2017)

For more information, check out Awareness Cambodia’s Maintenance Brochure 2017.

Applications close this Sunday, 26 March 2017.

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