A group of Grade 5 students, parents and teachers from the East Campus visited Epic Arts in Kampot over the Chinese New Year break to renovate the house where the Special Education children live. These children come from all over Cambodia to live at the house and receive an education. The UWCSEA team built and painted a brand new toilet and extra room, dug a new vegetable garden, painted a flight of stairs, and planted flowers. There was also an Epic Arts movement workshop for everyone and the UWCSEA student visitors participated in art lessons with the resident students.
Kenzie Clews, Grade 5 had this to say about the trip, "I realised that I am a lot more confident than I thought I was (and doing the movement workshop, more flexible than I thought I would ever be!) The trip got me thinking about why people are ashamed of having a disability when there really is no difference – we are all equal. I loved seeing how happy the people were ... One big lesson for me: it’s not always about giving material things to people – there are ways you can make a bigger impact, like the building of a safer and better home for the students. It was such an amazing opportunity!"
Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 14:30