August 17, 2015

The playground is coming along! We've done a lot of work since our last update but we've also had a lot of time off. We've had a lot of sunny days here on the island which doesn't always come during the current rainy season. So we've tried to take advantage of that and to see the island and also spend time with the kids here. 

We were sad to see Arran Thomas, Huan Xie, and Samantha Litherland go recently, but we've picked up two more people! It was so good to have such a hard-working team or else we would not be where we are now. Clarissa Budiono and Alastair Howard have now joined us as well which is exciting as we get to show new people around on the island. We've also had loads of help these past couple of days from the locals working on the island and also from travellers who have heard about our project and wanted to help out. We are truly thankful to those who have helped out so far and appreciate all the help we get! 

A highlight of one of the past days has been doing the beach cleanup with Friends of Koh Rong and the children. We spent Saturday afternoon walking to a beach and picking up garbage that tourists leave on the beaches. It was a lot of fun to be with the kids and play with them. Then we got to spend the rest afternoon swimming with them and playing in the waters. 

That's all for now!

Alden Ching