So you donated money to tuk tuk theatre and now we are donating your donations somewhere else. Well we are…. but we’re not… Let me explain. The youth group at a local Pursat school are a bunch of year 11 and 12 students who work on projects to give back to their local communities in recognition of the opportunities that they receive through the NGO run school. Lately we have wanted to introduce new games and activities into tuk tuk theatre but hit a language barrier that makes it difficult to get the fun across. Enter our own little translators to really tuk things up and get us tuking along at full speed.
Not wanting to encourage child labor, we were discussing ways that our two volunteering communities could come together and help each other. What we found was that we had a common interest. They are currently fundraising to run sanitation workshops in the village and we happen to have a portable workshop ready tuk tuk to support them. They will attend our evening movie masterpieces, bringing new fun and games and in return, we donate $30 for October (school holidays) to their cause, which in effect is our cause. Hmmm gets confusing right. Well, the end result is the kids get more fun and games and an added element to communicate with us foreigners. The youth group get a foreigner tuk tuk driver to chaperon them around, the opportunity to practice English plus $30 for their projects. The communities get happier children, cleaner hands and less sickness to boot.
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