During my last trip to Asia I came across the unforgettable smiles of Cambodian Kids. I would like to celebrate their overwhelming, charming, unforgettable little faces.
In Cambodia I met and appreciated the hard work of two charitable organizations ‘About Asia’ in Siem Reap founded by a British boy Andy Booth, his organisation funds education through travel, his travel company donate 100% of the profits to About Asia School providing mainly uniforms and English Classes.
I was completely overwhelmed by the warm smiling faces of the most beautiful kids on planet missing a lot of basic needs. Even thought most of the childern walk to school without shoes the big issue seems to be the compulsory school uniforms which lots of families can’t afford and for which kids are left out education. It costs $6 from head to toe for a child to get to classes.We, at Best at travel have donated $148 and made 24 kids happy to go to school. So they can travel with a smile.
The other organization I visited is the Song Saa foundation, a top luxury Maldivian style resort on the 1st private island in the untouched Koh Rong archipelago, they support the opposite island of Prek Svay’s villagers primary school, clean the water, recycling, medical help, etc. Little things will help improve the lives of the 140 families living there.
With the help of my 2 little friends here in London, Dylan aged 8 and Indio 4 who kindly gave up some of their clothes and toys, we filled up 4 big bags ( half of my suitcase ) full of colouring books, pens, colours, a dart board and other clothes to donate to their primary school. There is still a lot of work to do, however I felt a real sense of achievement when I saw the smiles on the children faces. I hope to see many more children smiling…
By Rossella Colella – Product executive Cuba and Indochina, Best At Travel