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Have you ever wondered why some people volunteer to help others? At their own expense, in far away places, and working in challenging situations?
12 intrepid persons from around the world shared this experience during March-June 2018 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. This is the city in which all of us met Ruchika from Delhi, India. We completely agree with her students, "We love you teacher".
Teaching 3 regular classes and assisting with the young learners program, her smile and enthusiasm were felt by all. Conversations with Foreigners allows Cambodians to increase their spoken use of English by interacting with English speakers. This school term included volunteers from India, USA, Canada, England, Australia, and Spain.
In her spare time (between lesson plans, early classes that started at 6:30 am, followed by an evening class as well) Ruchika explored and enjoyed Cambodia.
Several of the trips were related to the school's outreach mission to the community with assistance to rural schools, water purification, sanitation, and funding for NGO's who are helping to boost the wellness of Cambodian citizens.
The following podcast, found at the bottom of this blog, was recorded in the teacher's lounge of the community house. The listener will hear the sounds of the street in the background.
Enjoy the insights into Ruchika and India which she provides.
Click any picture to begin a slide show of all pictures.
Factoid: According to WikiPedia, Delhi's urban area with an estimated 2016 population of over 26 million people, makes it the world's second largest area according to the United Nations. (2016)
By contrast, Cambodia's total population is approximately 16 million. Phnom Penh, the capital city in which Ruchika taught, is approximately 1.5 million.
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Frank Winfield Woolworth, geboren in Rodman im Staate New York, USA, gilt als Pionier in der Entwicklung des Einzelhandels. Sein Konzept des Einheitspreissystems (alle Artikel kosteten fünf oder zehn Cent) machten Woolworth, ausgehend von den USA, zum größten Kaufhaus-Filialunternehmen weltweit. Die "öffentliche Warenpräsentation", also das Auslegen von Ware auf Tischen, damit Kunden diese direkt anfassen und prüfen konnten, revolutionierte den Handel. Von der Eröffnung des ersten Woolworth-Kaufhauses im Jahre 1879 bis zum Jahr 1916 gelang es Frank Winfield Woolworth, dass aufgrund seines dichten Kaufhaus-Filialnetzes jede Stadt in den USA mit über 8000 Einwohnern ein Woolworth-Kaufhaus besitzt. Bereits im Januar 1918 eröffnete das 1000. Woolworth-Kaufhaus in der Fifth Avenue in New York.
English Translation from Bing Translator
Frank Winfield Woolworth, born in Rodman in the State of New York, United States, is a pioneer in the development of the retail. (All items cost five or ten cents) Woolworth, originating from the United States, made his concept of the system of unit prices to the largest department store companies worldwide. The "public presentation", so the spreading of goods on tables, so that customers could touch them and check, revolutionized trading. From the opening of the first Woolworth department store in 1879 to the year 1916 succeeded Frank Winfield Woolworth, that every city in the United States due to its dense department store branch network has a Woolworth department store with over 8000 inhabitants. Already in January 1918, the 1000th Woolworth department store at fifth opened Avenue in New York.
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