Tuk Talk – Swimming lessons and our new Tuk Tuk driver (Issue 6)

PHOTO OF THE MONTH: Matthiue’s Suvival Swimming Lessons were a huge success! Especially for this student who declared “I’m scared of water!” during her first lesson, but with some great support she could swim over 20m by her final lesson. And she wasn’t the only one!

Tuk Talk – 6th Issue

March 2018

How are you all? Here in Pursat, it is getting hotter and hotter every day as we approach the hottest month, April. We are supposedly in the middle of the dry season yet we have had some surprise rain showers. In January and February, we had lots of visitors and volunteers from all across the world, and in March, we seem to have a full house again!


Thanks to our supporters. We appreciate all your help including the monthly cash donations, books & toys, sharing our posts etc… Every action of yours allows us to continue our work. Thank you very much and once again, we appreciate & look forward to your future support.  

Report for February

Tuk Tuk Theatre (TTT) 

New voluntukers, new games!

10 times, 353 children【Movie for the month】  
Enchanted (1st, 2nd and 3rd part)【Highlights】
Stick game introduced by Marie was a hit! Not only with the older kids but with the youngest toddlers too!
Also later in February we had a new voluntucker, Chihiro, who brought some musical magic to Tuk Tuk Theatre with her piano skiills. Together, with Chihiro on the keyboard, we sang “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” in Khmer . The kids got an exciting surprise as Chihiro had brought bubbles and water balloons from Japan, these added so much fun to our visits!

Tuk Tuk Mobile Library

We visited 6 kindergartens as well as DDSP. The topic for the month was “Fruits and Vegetables”. We introduced the “Mix juice song” and also some fruit and vegetable picture cards. For our kamishibai, we read a Khmer story we bought from Shanti Volunteer Association. Finally, we prepared Khmer alphabets cards and shared them with all the schools. The teachers told us that the toys and books are really great and they sent us pictures of the children enjoying playing with them!.

Latest News

We have had a new member join our TT4C team- we finally got a Khmer Tuk Tuk driver. He is driving us to the kindergartens and TTT villages. We have known him since we transformed our volunteer rooms, as he was one of the builders. He really can do anything! Our tuk tuk was always covered with dust, but since he started he has been keeping it lovely and clean for us!

Voluntukers in February


A wonderful and bright student from one of the colleges where we gave a talk about TT4C while we were back in Japan. She joined us for a fun-filled 2 weeks. She has been a virtual volunteer for us, playing piano for our kindergarten music. She is the same age as Dala and Maly so it was really fun to have a vibrantly youthful energy at our office for the 2 weeks she was here. She played the keyboard at TTT and she even committed to remain as a voluntucker once she returns to Japan!

In February, we had to say some goodbyes to our international voluntukers and so we got to have a few fun farewell parties. The first was for Sean and Marie, then for Matthieu, finally for Chihiro. They were all great at each place, DDSP, BBC and TT4C!

Khmer for This Month

“tav” is “go”, “na” is to make a sentence question.So as a sentence, it means “Where are you going?”  Same as the last month’s Khmer “Mok pi na?”, this is a frequently asked question. The answer is the same as the last one,  you can answer “ptas=house”, “psar=market”, “offi=”office” pronounced as “offi” in Cambodia”, or “sala=school”.

Food for This Month

Cambodian beef stew. It’s stewed really well so the beef melts in your mouth. It has a lot of Cambodian spices and herbs so if you like these tastes, you will love it! You can choose bread or noodles (or both) to eat with it. About US$2.

Things we need

If you have some books or toys which are sleeping in your garage or if you know any schools or a child care centre which is renewing their toys please let us know! We are still looking for more books and toys to add to our mobile library. Please contact us for more information!
Example of the things we need (All for 3-5 years olds)

  • Picture books, Kamishibai, Big books
  • Durable Toys (blocks, wooden puzzles etc…)
  • Coloured pencils, crayons, paints etc…
We look forward to hearing from you!

【Contact】*English, Japanese and Khmer languages are available
Email: [email protected]
Web: https://www.tuktuk4children.org/
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Adrian Paschkow

Adrian Paschkow

Love everything tuk tuk related and my life in Cambodia. Not an author but don't mind spinning a yarn for the benefit of this project.
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Love everything tuk tuk related and my life in Cambodia. Not an author but don’t mind spinning a yarn for the benefit of this project.


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