Person to Person: Cambodia and Community

Sunday, April 8, 2018 - 4:00pm118 Elliot Street

Talk by Marlboro faculty

Since in 2007, Marlboro College visual arts faculty Cathy Osman, Tim Segar, John Willis, and about 30 students have participated in four learning trips to Cambodia, where they have steadily built connections with two non-profit organizations working for clean water and children’s education: the Massachusetts–Cambodia Water Project and the Khmer Children’s Education Organization. With the help of Buddhist monks at the local pagodas they have sponsored and monitored clean water infrastructure projects as well as established a small school, with over 500 students learning English, computer skills, mathematics, and health and hygiene. Join them for this afternoon presentation and learn about these two important projects, as well as their most recent trip last winter with other faculty and students. "Cambodian history is marked by the immense upheaval and slow recovery from civil war and the Khmer Rouge genocide, and yet every day we were humbled by the incredible determination and resilience we witnessed in the people of Cambodia, particularly the youth who remain the focus of so much of our work there," said Cathy.

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