Dispatch From Cambodia: Last Day and Many Thanks

MLSA domestic violence attorney Caroline Riss is in Cambodia as part of the Women’s Empowerment Exchange Program and has been blogging about her experience.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Last Day in Cambodia I had a great last day in Cambodia. Soren, the Cambodian woman who came to Montana through the Women’s Empowerment Exchange Project in May, brought us to visit her family home. It was awesome to meet Soren’s wonderful family. They treated us to beautiful fruit from their farm and showed us around their home. Caroline and Cambodian FamilyI also had the chance to visit a local community group that is run by high school children. The community group focuses on environmental awareness, English skills and women empowerment. It was really inspiring to see these young kids working to better their community. Fruit on table I would like to thank the Department of State, Mansfield Center and Montana Legal Services Association for providing me with the wonderful opportunity to participate in the Women’s Empowerment Exchange Project in Cambodia. It was truly an amazing experience and one that I hope will foster a relationship between myself, Montana Legal Services Association and Legal Services for Children and Women here in Cambodia. I have learned once again, that everywhere in the world, there are wonderful people. Friends. And I know that I have formed long lasting relationships in Cambodia and feel so privileged to have had this professional adventure. Thank you to everyone for your support! Palm trees