A conference for annual plans and the “Marshmallow Challenge” are now completed!

[Original by Mariko OMURA, Cambodia Project (March 6, 2018); Translated by Y. Hirono] Each JVC local office had been reflecting on their 2017 activities and operations, and having conferences for annual plans for 2018 during this spring (the blog about the conference for annual plans in South Africa can also be read here.) In Cambodia, all the staff members also gathered together and held the conference during the period of 12-16 February and 26-28 February. We rented accommodation for the second round of the conference and lodged together for two nights. JVC in Cambodia has conducted food-processing trainings for farmers and afforestation at some schools. We discussed how these operations…

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THE GREAT EAST JAPAN EARTHQUAKE CHARITY BAZAAR @ CAMBODIA

[Original by Mariko OMURA, Cambodia Project (March 15, 2018); Translated by M. Tang/J. Hills] Good afternoon! This is Mariko Omura from Cambodia. On March 11th 2018, a charity bazaar in aid of the victims of the Great East Japan Earthquake was held at Phnom Penh, Cambodia. This bazaar was organized by the famous Cambodia pepper maker, KURATA PEPPER, and sponsored by many well-known stores in Phnom Penh. This time, we took the chance to donate the proceeds of this charity bazaar to JVC’s Kesennuma and Minamisoma Projects. On that day, I was in charge of a large panel exhibition booth, which was prepared by KURATA PEPPER. The bazaar started at…

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Cambodian People’s Faces As They Really Are (No. 9): Ms. Chanlaksmey (Accountant)

[Original by Asami ISHIYAMA, 2015 Cambodia Office Intern (September 12, 2016); Translated by Y. Nakamura/A. Senkoff] This time I would like to introduce Ms. Chanlaksmey, a graceful lady engaged in accounting at our office in Phnom Penh. Ms. Chanlaksmey is a Catholic in a country where Buddhism prevails, so I was able to listen to her interesting stories which differ considerably to the other staff members. Please read the contents of her interview now.

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