Quite unbelievably, it has been almost two years since I last sipped freshly squeezed sugarcane from a plastic bag and departed from the capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh. Here on the British Isles things are the “same, same, but different” as they say in S.E. Asia, but within myself I’m not the same. Cambodia undoubtedly left a lasting impression on me. The statues of traditional Cambodian dancers, that sit on my bookshelf in inner city Manchester, take me back to the evening classes in the tiny village of Kandieng; of girls putting ...
May 11, 2017Adrian Paschkow
Last Friday we received some great news from Canada or more specifically, the Rotary Club of Calgary Downtown. Yes that's right, the good people of Calgary also have a downtown club. They have approved funding for the coming 12 months for our mobile library project operating in 6 state run preschools in the Pursat province. We have been talking about this project over the past 12 months and have done an initial pilot program last year and managed to import close to 150 kgs of books from Australia and Japan to get ...
March 10, 2017Adrian Paschkow
You may be confused as to why things have slowed down recently regarding Tuk Tuk for Children and our quiet social media accounts but don't be alarmed. Not only has it been school break in Cambodia for the past 2 months we have also been a bit busy ourselves. July marked the beginning for Mayu to come on board full time with TTC and to celebrate we thought we better tie the knot. As anyone who has married into a different culture would know, the logistics behind transporting friends and families is extremely time consuming and as Mayu and myself are ...
November 13, 2016Adrian Paschkow