2013 Boston Children’s Chorus Trip
The Boston Children’s Chorus Trip — July, 2013
63 teen singers from the Boston Children’s Chorus (BCC) and 22 adults visited our school, bringing with them songs and donations. www.bostonchildrenschorus.org
The following trip description appeared in BCC’s summer newsletter. Photos were taken by BCC staff & by Mr. Chamrouern Sok, Program Officer at The World Assistance for Cambodia.
THANK YOU, BOSTON CHILDREN’S CHORUS!
“The Cambridge School, located in a rural town in Cambodia, was a highlight of the tour for many of us. The students eagerly greeted us with warm smiles, waves and clapping.”
“After both student groups had a chance to sing for each other, all the students went together to the school classrooms and had a chance to interact in small groups.”
“Our singers helped the students, who had limited knowledge of English, learn new English words. We engaged students in patty cake hand games and exchanged a few words like ‘What is your name?,’ and ‘What do you like to study in school?’”
THANK YOU, BCC for the two new computers and t-shirts!
“We also had a chance to visit the homes of the students. The homes were owned by hard-working rice paddy farmers who spent years saving up money to build their own houses. Visiting the homes further highlighted the stark contrast between economic conditions and life styles between most Americans and the Cambodians. The houses were on stilts and generally had no electricity, running water, or much furniture.”
“One local sixty-nine year-old woman was overheard saying, in response to the question whether she needed anything: ‘I have clean water, so I don’t need anything else.’”