Another acquaintance found the attitude of the NGO workers to be paternalistic and victim blaming - similar to what we see in Australia amongst many working with Aboriginals. Doesn't bode well for the future of Cambodians does it?
But it's not all bad, there are some great projects out there doing wonderful work and providing opportunities for many Cambodians to have a better life. I guess I'd just like to warn anyone thinking of "helping those poor Cambodians" to think very carefully about whether the project they wish to support is providing real opportunities or whether it's just creating dependence and the continuation of a victim mentality.
Well that's my piece, yep I think I'm fighting fit and ready to go back to work!!! Ha Ha, watch out guys....
Photos of the boat trip to Battambang and my day in the country here