This January a group of 18 Saint Mary's students along with 2 professors have set off on a charitable and educational journey to Cambodia. Along with providing water wells to remote villages, we will also be visiting rural schools, educating students, delivering medical supplies, books and clothes. If you would like to help us make a difference you can make online donations @ http://www.friendsofccd.org/donate.asp there is a St. Mary's College of Moraga, CA option.
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Down to Phnom Penh
Two days ago we made the 8 hour bus ride from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh, it took most of the day. Yesterday we visited the historic genocide museum- Toul Sleng S-21, it is a school converted into a prison camp during the civil war and is believed to be responsible for 20,000 deaths. We then visited the Killing Fields, where thousands and thousands of prisoners we executed. There is an enormous memorial that contains skulls and other bones, it is a little morbid but it is how they they honor all that were killed during the civil war and Khmer Rouge reign. We finished up the day with a tour of beautiful Watt Phnom, a Buddhist temple.