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Our blogger, David Calamaro had this to share about the group's adventures on Day 5:
"Happy New Year, everyone! Today we started off 2020 appropriately with the testimony of Peace on our minds. We visited the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (CPCS) near Battambang, where we continued broadening our understanding of the later 20th century conflicts that Cambodia has faced, but with a focus on peace efforts and hope for continued rebuilding of ……
David Calamaro shared the following recap of Day 3 of the Cambodia trip:
"Today began with a very sobering but impactful trip to the Tuol Sleng Museum, which was formerly a high school until the Khmer Rouge overtook it in 1975 and turned it into an interrogation and torture facility. While at the museum, we learned in detail about the Cambodian Genocide from Lim, our guide while in Phnom Penh. Lim’s life story includes being conscripted by the ……
Day 2 in Cambodia began with a delicious "breakfast with a view" at the hotel.
After breakfast, the group enjoyed a fabulous trip to the the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda, each in their own “cyclo,” or bike taxi.
The Royal Palace is the home of the Cambodian King Norodom Sihamono. They toured the grounds and visited the Silver Palace, which is floored completely in 6 tons of silver tiles. There, they viewed the Emerald Buddha and also a life-…
After two days of travel (they left DV at 6:00 pm on 12/26 and arrived 12:15 pm local time in Cambodia on 12/28), our group of upper school students with David and Allison arrived in Cambodia -- tired but safe and excited for their first day. David Calamaro shared photos and the following update:
We had our first meal in Cambodia at a restaurant where the curry chicken was a big hit. We then visited a Buddhist temple on top of the only hill in …………
Students from Delaware Valley Friends set out yesterday on an amazing culture and service trip to Cambodia. This international travel experience is the school's first to Southeast Asia and is led by Head of School Kirk Smothers with chaperones David Calamaro and Allison Gill. The students left DV yesterday in high spirits and ready for their adventure. Check back to the DV Blog for photos and updates from the trip.
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New this year: Winter Break Service/Culture trip to Cambodia.
The 2018-19 Experiential Learning Brochure
For over 10 years the Delaware Valley Friends School community has participated in an Annual Holiday Toy Drive to benefit Early Head Start families. The Service Committee organizes the efforts, collecting and delivering the toys, and arranging them on-site for parents to choose an age-appropriate (0-3yrs) gift. We are delivering one of our largest ever collections of toys on Wednesday, December 16th!
AN ALL-SCHOOL EFFORT!
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