Spent today with The Cambodia Trust and what an amazing day it was! My thanks go to Mary Scott and Jan Nye for allowing me to spend time at the clinic and also Lim Eng, one of the CBR workers, with whom I spent the morning in Kandal Strung District meeting four patients - 3 ladies with polio and 1 gentleman with a prosthetic arm. Lim Eng herself lost her leg in a landmine accident in 1982 and she has worked with CT for 11 years. She clearly loves her job.
After returning to the clinic I spent time watching prosthetic fittings and rehabilitation work. After today I've certainly mastered the Khmer for 'please can I take your photo?' . . . k'nyom soam tort roop nih baan dtay? As well as taking photos, the main purpose of my visit was for me to gain a greater understanding of CT's work. I will also be able to write about it when I return home (last year I was very honoured to be asked to write entries for the CT blog).
The work undertaken by The Cambodia Trust is so important - it gives so many people hope. If you'd like to know more about their work, please visit their website at www.cambodiatrust.org.uk
This evening I met up with Andy Brouwer again to have a farewell dinner and then tomorrow I head back up to Battambang on the 8.45am bus. It takes 5 hours but is a bargain at only $5 a ticket!