The Helping Hands Farm
The breakfast program is a very important aspect of the Helping Hands Project, providing a nutritious breakfast to all the students daily. Breakfast is prepared in accordance to guidelines from the World Food Programme and is aimed at combating protein malnutrition. As part of this, Helping Hands has its own farm where vegetables are grown for use in the breakfast program.
Growing vegetable to feed 100 students daily is no easy task, but our gardner Ry does an excellent job at managing this. However, he is always happy to receive some extra hands to assist with the huge task, which is where our Siem Reap volunteers at the Food and Farming Programme come in.
Welcoming two new volunteers.
At the end of October, Globalteer welcomed two wonderful volunteers, Elizabeth and Lee Ann to our Helping Hands Farm where they volunteered and assisted with the programme for 2 amazing weeks.
Their daily tasks ranged from weeding, planting seeds, harvesting crops, and assisting with the Helping Hands Breakfast Programme that provides breakfasts to the students each morning. Even though they endured long days in the hot Cambodian sun, they still thoroughly enjoyed their time volunteering at the the project in the Cambodian countryside.
Seeing the results of the hard work!
After two incredible weeks of volunteering, Lee Ann and Elizabeth were able to see visual results with their seedlings that they had planted! The produce from the farm was then used to cook traditional meals for the students. The main dish? Rice with lots of nutritious vegetables.
When Globalteer asked volunteer Lee Ann if she enjoyed her experience at the Helping Hands Farm Lee Ann replied, ‘’I actually feel like the project at Helping Hands did help the program. By expanding the garden and planting we saw the efforts growing. This was a very rewarding experience." You can read more about Lee-Anne's experience in our blog posts.