Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Ladies Cupcake's Day

 Cake is very popular for people in general, whether old or​ young, especially for the girls. They love too much in cake and they will more happy if somebody buy them a cake on her birthday or take her to the cake shop.   Mostly this type is used in birthday, wedding or other large programs. Design in several categories such as small, large, two to three models as well as more flavour​s of People's. How to make delicious cake is not easy, and not means to open a cake shop in the market all have a delicious taste. It depends on who is a professional and high creativity in the making of it.
Because demanding and attractive people on the
world  this is why the cake shop almost everywhere.
Siem Reap province is one of province that has grown t in the tourism sector of Cambodia. The growth of tourists is increasing every year. There are many cake shops in Siem Reap, and it is also many choice for people to find a good one.

Blossom shop is a cupcake shop in Siem Reap town, which sell many kind of cake, drinks for the customers need. With a comfortable shop and looked so nice inside, this is why many people come and try the cake there.

 Every once a week New Hope Cambodia always bring girls in New Hope Cambodia to taste as well as want them to know the place and get a new experience when they arrive Siem Reap.
What makes them unable​ to forget is taste and design of the cake.These are part of their trip after they finished in classrooms.

Any body do not try yet should to go and let  us know what taste are they?


Sunday, November 17, 2013

Water Festival Week - Goodbye many volunteers

Next week is Water Festival. In Cambodia, this means in November each year for the period of three days, but we cancel for this years and for two years ago because Cambodia Suffered flood Therefore, the government get those  budget to help the flood victims. Phnom Penh plays host to the most magnificent carnival in South East Asia.They can called Water Festival Or Bon Om Tuk.   It is a celebration of the unique phenomenon when the great freshwater lake Tonle Sap reverses its flow. The city is adorned with colourful bunting and the Royal Palace is lit with rainbow coloured lights, the night air is filled with the sight and sound of fireworks. 

The full moon of the Buddhist calendar month of Kadeuk is celebrated in conjunction with the Water Festival and holds significant meaning for Khmers. The Khmer people believe that the full moon will bring good luck and a bountiful harvest. On this special night a banquet is prepared and offers such cuisine delicacies as fish amok, fresh vegetables and fruit. A ceremony is performed where the chief priest lights candles and as the hot wax drips on the banana leaves spread beneath the candles, predictions are made about future harvests. Many Khmer people believe that the shape of the melted wax on the banana leaves dictates the state of how bountiful the harvest will be for that year.
Three major ceremonies – Bandaet Pratip, Sampeah Preah KhaeAK  Ambok  are held during Cambodian Water Festival. Bandaet Pratip is a fluvial festival in which many illuminated boats are floated to the water lighting the river. Each boat usually represents a government ministry or institution. Bandaet Pratip starts at about 7 in the evening.
This ceremony, they collected the boats from other province in Cambodia which is want to do boat racing. They are start the boats racing ceremony form 7 0'clock in the morning till 5 o'clcok evening for three days, attended by king norodom Syhakmuny​ as well as many tourist from around the world,especially Khmer people.    
We like this holiday as Khmer people go home to their families at this time and we are so excited with this ceremony.We always have a ceremony, this week, it was very large.












Because of this holiday many volunteers leaving New Hope Cambodia this week.. Thank you to Richard, Edwina, Robert, Fergus, Lois, Jennifer, Nadim, Jemma, Angela, Garry, Dr.Vinisha and Kayleen. We will miss you and want you to come back.













Happy Holidays to all our staff and volunteers.

Take Care,
Minea

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

67th Rice Drop Day

Last Friday  New Hope Cambodia Organization  celebrated its  67th Rice Drop. 318 families sponsored by the people around the  world receive their food supply for the coming month , some of families get 50 kg of rice and some 30 kg (It is depend on size of families) and also some small amount of cash to buy vegetable or fish to supplement the rice . On Wednesday the rice was delivered in 50 kg bags and the sauces were delivered  on Friday morning. on Friday the school is closed,so all the staff and volunteers meet together to weigh and prepare the rice,sauces and garlic for each family.Around 10 o'clock they were finished and went  back home.



At 2 o'clock all of the staff and volunteers came back to prepare for the afternoon.At this time the families are arriving and line up outside of the gate where they register and receive their registration card .Once they receive the card they are taken to the seat under the marquee set up for shelter.They then wait for  the Founder and Managing Director Mr Kemsour  to arrive and while they are  waiting some of our volunteers bring  the cups of water to the people both inside and out side the gate and some of them also talk with each other  about their experiences .

After all the people check in, our Managing Director along with some of our department heads seat themselves in front of the families  .Mr Kemsour begins his speech where he talk to the families about   the good things New Hope are doing to help their children receive an education and the importance of education.
When this is  finished the families name are called out one by one to receive their allocation of rice and condiments.As the rice is very heavy our volunteers carry its outside the gate of New Hope premises from where it is the responsibility of the families to get it home.The people started to go home one by one  but some of them are  waiting  for relatives  to help them get home .It is not unusual to see an elderly woman carrying 30 kg of rice on her head as she begins the long walk home in very hot and  humid conditions.







Rice Drop Day is an experience our volunteers talk about and remember for the rest of their lives...

G Adventure group planting vegetables and flowers


For about 6 years, many volunteers have come to New Hope and other people have donated money.  Many many people around the world, especially Australia had known about what New Hope Cambodia Organization are doing and are really happy to help. They also like to see what is going on in this organization in the future.

The next project for New Hope Cambodia is a women's shelter. This is to provide the rooms for the women who does not have husband or house to lives. Before women's shelter was the old clinic of New Hope Cambodia but because of we changed a new premise, this is why we kept that place for women's shelter. Everything there was not good at all, nothing for cooking (vegetables) and also the compound  was bad and not suitable for the women to live. This is why a group from G Adventure with 16 people from many difference country came and completed that work to plant vegetable and flower's.
 Because of those women, the G Adventure group wants to help.

Within the three days at New Hope Cambodia organization, G Adventure group had an amazing time here. We were so happy with their help and they are really proud with themselves what they had done.

On their three day with us, the group from G Adventure were in the classes on the first day. Then they had done planting some vegetable and some flower for the women's shelter. The third day, the pulled the wire off the gate to get the flower out and pulled our pillar to put in the vegetable garden. They worked hard in that job to get the best value even if some of them were really scared with the insects but they are still continue their work until finish. They completed planting the garden and also the flowers. They planted the vegetable which only that can get the result quickly such as many kind of herbs, papaya trees, lemon grass and other vegetables.  They are finished so quickly that it is much more than we thought and we have plan.

This is a new thing that they never do before and this is the first time that they are can do it. They really happy and they said " thank you so much New Hope Cambodia for giving us the chance, time and a new experience and three days  is not enough for us to do that. We are really happy to help and really proud".