The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own. [ or hers :) ] ~Benjamin Disraeli ~

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

One Week To Go

So, after a few teething problems, such as a link to the Vermont Symphony Orchestra (VSO.org!), I've managed to set up my new blog. You can Follow the blog or Subscribe by clicking the links.

On 2nd March I fly to Cambodia to begin a 2 year placement training primary school teachers. I will be based in Banteay Meanchey province in the north west of the country. The job involves implementing the Ministry of Education's Child Friendly Schools initiative. I will be based in the Teacher Training College and practice schools supporting child-centred methodology and inclusion.

This last week will be very busy; in addition to my final jabs and all the packing, it's Mum's 80th birthday and my first grandchild is about to put in an appearance, hopefully before I fly. Today I was informed that the flight is 10 hours earlier than expected and the baggage allowance is only 20kg!!! My case is empty - the pile next to it huge - only minor panic has set in!

The thought of experiencing another new culture is really exciting but I'm nervous about learning Khmer. There will be some intensive language training when I arrive and I've been practising already so hopefully I'll pick it up.

Yesterday I met with members of Soroptimist International Birmingham Club who are supporting my placement through their on-going link with VSO. Thank you  ladies for all your good wishes.
Mike, proud father

A taste of Spring to take with me.