PHOTO: Children and guests in (Photo courtesy of AmaWaterways)
Giving back is always important.
AmaWaterways details how it helps those in need in Cambodia, and how guests on their river cruise line also interact with locals.
The ODA (Opportunities of Development through Art) Free Village English School in Cambodia is just one of the many communities that AmaWaterways gives back to.
Here, children learn critical English-language skills and are able to put those to use with different guests who have traveled on AmaWaterways cruise line.
AmaWaterways helps sponsor this school and puts on an Annual Year End Celebration Party event for the 1,300 students in the program.
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Guests visiting Cambodia through AmaWaterways cruise line were able to interact with the children through festive dances and fun games.
Kristin from AmaWaterways shared this messaged from the school’s administrator to help illustrate how helpful they have been:
“It’s very special for all the village youngsters to come together in such a uniting, sharing and social way. The Village Chiefs ask us to please thank you for the education and experiences you are giving to their communities. They are beginning to understand the need for English and computer skills to gain improved employment in the future for their village youngsters, and their endorsement is probably contributing to driving our explosive student enrollment growth.”
While AmaWaterways gives back and is helping those in need, Kristin shares that it AmaWaterways who should be saying “AKUN TOM TOM” or "thank you big-big” to those at the ODA Free Village English School.
For more information on AmaWaterways, you can check out their blog here.