Sally Hetherington

Cambodia, Thoughts

Ghosts in Cambodia Part Two

There is a belief in Cambodia that when a person dies, they wander around the village as a spirit until the proper rituals have taken place. If the proper rituals are not performed, the deceased will not be able to move onto their next life. When a person dies, the family brings the body home and washes, dresses and places it into a coffin. Dissection or removal of the organs is a big no-no, as this would affect the rebirth of the deceased person. From the very first day of the person  ...

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Cambodia, Human and Hope Association

One Year On

One year ago today, I left Cambodia after living there for five years, three months and five days. Human and Hope Association has continued to thrive since my departure. After I left, I was able to concentrate on fundraising, and we were able to raise the staff’s wages significantly. This has  ...

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Human and Hope Association

Thai, Our Unsung Hero

I am over the moon to announce that for the second year in a row, Human and Hope Association has taken out the World Relief Australia Unsung Hero award, this time for the incredible work of our Director, San Thai. Understanding the importance of education to break free of poverty, Thai was a  ...

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Cambodia, Charity, Child Protection, Developing countries, Development, Empowerment, Featured, Orphanages, Poverty, Poverty Tourism, Responsible Tourism, Social problems, South East Asia, Thoughts, Travel, Voluntourism

Read This Before Paying to Volunteer Overseas

Recently, Projects Abroad announced that by the end of 2017, they will no longer send volunteers to help directly in orphanages, instead focus on supporting community-based care for children. Although this is great progress for a company that generates great profits through the vulnerable, this  ...

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