Updates and news from Edukid volunteers.

The Ugandan Civil War – a Brief History

Uganda has had a troubled past, plagued by despotic leadership and civil war for half a century. As distressing as Uganda’s past is, it is important that we understand a little about what the men, women and children in Uganda have endured, so that we may better understand their situation today and to build a… Read more »

Edukid’s Thirteen Ride to Break the Cycle

Ride to Break the Cycle 2016 took place in May this year, and the cyclists did brilliantly. Riding around 250 miles, the team tackled up to 12,000 feet of hills (depending on the route they took and whether or not they got lost!). Split into four stages over 72 hours, cyclists set off from St… Read more »

Khmer Rouge – a brief history of Cambodia

At Edukid, we often talk about the devastating impact of the “Khmer Rouge”, or the “genocide” in Cambodia, but many people are unaware of what happened in Cambodia in the 1970s. Cambodia continues to live in the shadow of its past; its people living with the grief, trauma and emotional distress of that time while… Read more »

Rachel’s Story – How you helped Edukid

In July 2015, Edukid did something we have never done before; we intervened, and undertook emergency fundraising to help the family of one of our sponsored children. As we move into a new year, we would like to thank everyone for their support, and tell you a little more about Rachel and Megan. Despite the… Read more »

Miss Lynch – a teacher’s experience in Cambodia

Introducing Miss Lynch My name is Miss Lynch and I have been a school teacher for twelve years. I have taught children of all ages, from nursery up to year six and have worked in leadership for several years. I am very passionate about supporting all children to achieve their full and individual potential, through… Read more »

Alice’s Cambodia, Saturday October 24th

Today we went to a village about 15 minutes’ drive from Siem Reap. There are about 40 children in the village, but they have invited children from surrounding villages too, so about 100 children go to the project. Care for Cambodia, the charity that works with Edukid, have raised money for a school building for… Read more »

Alice’s Cambodia, Friday October 23rd

Another early start! The hotel made us packed breakfasts and we got on the minibus to a village in the Oddor Meanchey province. There were 17 of us in a 15 seater mini bus, it was seriously hot! When we arrived the children were all standing waiting for us. They have their extra lessons in… Read more »

Alice’s Cambodia, Thursday October 22nd

Today we woke up really at 6 to get the bus to Siem Reap. The city is about 400 km north of Phnom Penh and took around 7 hours! I had a good sleep on the bus and wrote my blog for Tuesday and Wednesday! We stopped at a service station that had little huts… Read more »

Alice’s Cambodia, Wednesday October 21st

Today we went to a village about three hours South of Phnom Penh. The drive was very beautiful but very bumpy as there were massive holes in the road! The village is also very poor but is in a beautiful place, surrounded by coconut trees and rice fields. The colours were vivid: muddy red road,… Read more »

Alice’s Cambodia, Tuesday October 20th

Today we went to Srey Da’s village about 20km North of Phnom Penh. About 15 years ago their village was destroyed by a fire. They were moved to another village that was separated into lots and they all had their own bit of land. There were no trees for shelter and no water, so it… Read more »