For many schools in South East Asia the school year is coming to an end. With the ending there is always the planning of the next school year. May I ask all house building teams to submit their dates for house building for the following school year – for teams that are not a school – if you are planning on coming – could you send us your dates – the house building calendar is filling up fast and we would like to make sure that we provide the best service that we can to all of our teams. Thanks so much.
Dear friends and partners, Yesterday was a rather special day. Yesterday I was given an award by the Prime Minister of Cambodia: Samdech Hun Sen. It was also my 65th birthday and I received an award that was created in the year I was born.
Dear all, On April 17 we commemorate the end of the indiscriminate bombing of Cambodia during the Vietnam War and the beginning of a horrific era of unimaginable genocide and isolation committed by the infamous Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge. The suffering and total destruction of Cambodia was a 30 year long life span which did not end until 1998. Today – this April in 2013 we are celebrating a new beginning - and we are celebrating worldwide. We are celebrating the beginning of the construction of Nokor Tep Women’s Hospital – 400 pilings have been completed – another 800 to go. It is a celebration of all the women in Cambodia –for whom 85% do not have even the basic access to health care – women whom by the time they are 14 are suffering discharges and pain that bring shame and fear into their lives – who die too young and spend their adult lives wondering why. It is time to stop that horrible suffering.
Dear friends and partners, With this newsletter, I would like to share a few thoughts with you. This Easter time has provided me with a few spare moments to reflect on who I am, what I am doing and why I am doing it.
International Women's Day was marked with a very successful Walkathon in support of Nokor Tep Women's hospital. Over 160 supporters of Nokor Tep walked ten km, starting at the Marina Barrage.
It’s been a busy month since we last talked – a month when we met with many of our Nokor Tep supporters. We held our second annual walkathon – it was a morning when it didn’t matter your nationality or skin color, your age or your wealth – everyone was the same for a few hours – and it was very good.
A very happy Chinese New Years to all our Asian friends and partners. This week we are hoping to bring a gift to all of you. It was meant to be a Christmas present, then a 2013 New Years present but now it’s a Chinese New Years gift to all of you.
Laurie Sweig and Brad Campbell write, record and produce the song "Step Outside", and all profits are donated to Tabitha!
Happy 2013 to all of you! The year has started with much excitement for the Nokor Tep Women’s Hospital. Unbelievable how good the foundation earth works look! It actually brings a sense of deep awe to me – and I can’t resist going and seeing this miracle in the making. It’s a miracle of all of us – standing together with the women of Cambodia. Just before the Christmas break I took some of our Tabitha staff to come and see – so much laughter – so much awe – it was a wonderful hour together.
Dear friends and partners, Yesterday was a special day – special because my daughter Miriam and three of her friends came along on a site visit. It’s not often that these young ladies can come as their lives at 14 are rather busy with school and home activities.