Thursday, 27 February 2014 16:57

Hard at work in Cambodia

by Hilary Whitesides

When over 60 Vivint volunteers traveled to Cambodia recently, they didn’t know exactly what to expect, but they knew they wanted to work hard.

“I was super pleased to see our teams put to work—seriously hard work,” said volunteer Neal Rogers.

Vivint volunteers partnered with Globe Aware, a non-profit organization that organizes short-term international service projects that encourage cultural awareness as well as giving back. Volunteers were able to enjoy the environment, associate with people native to the area, and provide incredibly important services to people in need.

On day one of the service trip, volunteers delivered water filters to families in a floating city that were in serious need of water filtration. But that was just the beginning. The volunteers then painted a community center, taught English classes at local schools, and built wheel chairs for landmine survivors. Perhaps most impressive of all, however, were the latrines volunteers dug to ensure clean sanitation and the new buildings they built for a local orphanage.

“I have never been a part of something that brought so many people together to do that much good in a short amount of time,” Rogers said. “I think our teams got as much out of the experience as the Cambodians we helped did.”

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