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Reflections on a Summer in Cambodia

This post is the final installment of a series by Marisa Vickers, Krama Wheel's summer intern in Cambodia. Marisa spent the summer in Siem Reap with our partner organization, Build Your Future Today Center, to learn more about the school uniform program that Krama Wheel supports. She will be sharing her experiences throughout the summer here on the blog.  - - - Before visiting Cambodia, I would have never guessed how deep of an impact the country would soon have upon me.  However, after completing two months with the non-government organization, Build Your Future Today Center, I honestly feel that I am connected forever...

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Life as a Teacher in Cambodia's Villages

behind the scenes giving uniforms updates from Cambodia wander well

This post is part of a series by Marisa Vickers, Krama Wheel's summer intern in Cambodia. Marisa is spending the summer in Siem Reap with our partner organization, Build Your Future Today Center, to learn more about the school uniform program that Krama Wheel supports. She will be sharing her experiences throughout the summer here on the blog.  - - - I believe that being a teacher is a noble profession anywhere around the world, and the young men and women who have chosen to become teachers in the Cambodian villages that I’ve visited have earned a tremendous amount of my respect....

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Summer Intern Series: Stories from Cambodia

behind the scenes giving uniforms updates from Cambodia wander well

This post is part of a series by Marisa Vickers, Krama Wheel's summer intern in Cambodia. Marisa is spending the summer in Siem Reap with our partner organization, Build Your Future Today Center, to learn more about the school uniform program that Krama Wheel supports. She will be sharing her experiences throughout the summer here on the blog. - - - Within two weeks of residing in Siem Reap, I have had the privilege to observe, learn, and partake in much of the daily Cambodian life through my internship with Krama Wheel and Build Your Future Today Center. I have found that...

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Behind the Scenes: Salai Beach Throw Collection

beach throws behind the scenes updates from Cambodia weavers

How often do you stop to really think about just how much craftsmanship and effort went into making something you own or see? By my senior year as an art history major in college, I found myself jaded and no longer impressed with the masterpieces I was studying. This made me very uneasy given the degree I was about to receive, so I decided to take a painting class my last semester. Luckily I passed, but it was one of the most challenging courses I had ever taken. It put things in perspective very quickly and gave me a renewed appreciation of the...

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student notes + new product on the sunny horizon

giving product news uniforms updates from Cambodia

During our most recent trip to Cambodia, we delivered 400 school uniforms to children throughout 10 villages. As a result, 400 students are now able to attend school. As a token of their gratitude, several of the children worked with their village teachers to give us a special surprise: they composed short biographies about themselves and their dreams for the future. It was a touching reminder that not only do their new uniforms give these children access to knowledge and skills, but also that your investment in them through your purchases also gives them confidence to dream big.  One such note came from Salai, a quiet student with a sweet, dimply smile:...

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