Posts categorized under Cambodia

10 September 2009 ~ 5 Comments

OLPC: The $100 laptop DOES have potential

When I first read this post by Alanna Shaikh, I was too busy to write, so I passed it on internally to all those at PEPY, because I know that so many of us would disagree with her. I can’t see the comments on the page, because maybe they have been hidden, but supposedly there […]

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29 August 2009 ~ 3 Comments

Why won’t programs work in Cambodia?

I put up my thoughts on voluntourism on the World Pulse site and had received some thoughts and feedback.  One of the questions came from someone struggling with how to give back with her skills when her skills lay in math and physics. I interpreted her question as saying something like “If there are people […]

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21 August 2009 ~ 2 Comments

NGOs, show me your failures!

Another post inspired from the Tales from the Hood blog, this one about honesty and NGO propaganda. A comment from Mo-ha-med (below) is something I really agree with: I’m particularly curious about a remark of yours about how the PR dept needs to communicate things in a certain way and that we shouldn’t “believe our […]

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26 May 2009 ~ 0 Comments

My thoughts on Data Entry

… as a means of supporting development, helping people “follow their dreams”, and Digital Divide Data. (in the comments section)…

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20 April 2009 ~ 0 Comments

A Trip to Cambodia: From the U.A.E. to Chanleas Dai

Last week we had a group of students travel to Cambodia with us from the U.A.E. They are all students at a top women’s university which has branches in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. As we prepared for their arrival, many gave us advice to prepare easier work for the girls, less exposed transportation, and be […]

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21 March 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Thoughts on voluntourism and “fair trade”

I added some thoughts to the comments on this article:… There is a film by Daniela Kon called “Changing the World on Vacation” which explores these issues. The website is where you can view the 16 minute selects reel. The film highlights the organization I run, called PEPY, and many of the mistakes and […]

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20 February 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Random tidbits about me, miscellaneously categorized info, and an unabashed plea

1) I now live in a Disney-esque tourist town: After three years in Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s chaotic, growing, seedy, dirty, real, thriving, alive, dichotomous, crowded, NGO-filled capital I now live in Siem Reap, the country’s largest tourist town due to it’s proximity to the most famous temple in the region, Angkor Wat. It’s a small […]

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