Globalteer transforms Cambodian teachers’ commute!

Globalteer has transformed the commute of two young teachers by donating a moto and safety helmets to transport them to and from the Anlung Pi Free school, next to one of Siem Reap’s largest rubbish dumps.

Up until now, the teachers had been tackling the journey by bicycle, a trip that took more than an hour each way along the busy, hot and dusty highway that runs from Siem Reap to the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh.

The teachers had had been borrowing a family moto for the journey but were left with no choice other than to cycle to work when the moto had to be sold to settle a debt. With a typically stoic attitude the young teachers dug deep and quietly got on with their mammoth commute each day. Thankfully all that has now changed.

The Anlung Pi Free School, as featured in Globalteer News last month, is 25km from Siem Reap, and was set up by former Buddhist monk Togh Main. Togh, who originally comes from Anlung Pi also founded a free school in Siem Reap, where the teachers, Phaly (pictured above, left) and Savia (above, right) attend English classes after work.

Having the new moto means that they can now get to their evening classes in plenty of time, and without feeling too exhausted after a long day’s work and a sweaty bike ride!

Whilst Globalteer does not currently send volunteers to the two schools, we are delighted to be able to support them with occasional financial contributions. A part of every volunteer donation received goes towards helping causes just like these.

If you would like to know more about volunteering with the children in Cambodia then please visit our Volunteer Cambodia Children’s Project pages.