After what seems like forever, the doors to the center are finally back open to all our students. The Cambodian government have been wisely cautious with lifting lockdowns, but have now allowed the full reopening of schools and NGOs.
The staff did a terrific job of providing support to families in the community while we were closed, but it is our center, the safe, supportive and fun learning environment, where we are really able to shine! To have it filled with our students again (with safety measures in place, hand sanitising, temperature checks etc) is a joy.
We often find the beginning of term to be our quietest time, as students get used to studying again and juggling their hours. This has certainly not been the case this time! Everyone has shown up eager to join in. The resilience of the children to survive such a difficult time, remaining positive, and maintaining their desire to learn and explore the world, is inspiring.
Let us keep everything crossed for luck, that the worst is finally behind us!