The school sited at NW, 50 kilometer of Kampong Tralach Children Village, which was created by Chairman Gerald Trevor. This is a non- profit organization registered under orphan, vulnerable children and poor Cambodia community to provide free education to those children. Also, it gives them a chance to integrate into the community, make sure they will not be discriminated as "group of orphans". Regardless of age, race, religion, belief, and health condition, these children can come and study. Warm-hearted teachers and volunteers will team basic skills so they can pursue further study and eventually work in society.
We finally arrived at “Who Will” at 3 pm after a three-hour bus journey. We met Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Trevor and all the students. Gerald led us to the pavilion, where we had a nice conversation with the children. Then Gerald introduced to us the history, development and management, as well as future target of the school/village. The bright-eyed students showed us their homework and school life. The next stop was to see the classroom, office and the dormitory. As souvenir and token of friendship, we brought with us laptops, stationery, iPad and daily essentials like toothpaste. To end our visit, we had a friendly soccer game with the children. To my classmates’ surprise, the kids (who were ages between 9-18) were the victorious ones!
The primary purpose of this trip was to visit the volunteer house, which our class raised funds to help build in Jun 2012. The building resides by lakeside and consisted of six rooms. It took one year to finish and it was used as the place for the international volunteers to sleep and live. From the feedback of two German volunteers, they thought the environment was excellent and nice.
Three hours on site with the smiling and energetic children soon evaporated. Looking at their face, hearing them talking about their dream loudly, we were deeply touched and feel their happiness and dreams. Dear children, we offer you the best and give you support, to “sail your dream boat to arrive the shore and achieve your goal.”
We remember because of love; we care because of remembrance and we will be back because we care. We will come back to see you, dear children.
By Michelle Tao
KH14柬埔寨金边Who Will 小学行记
2013年9月21日，我们28位Kellogg-HKUST EMBA14班的校友们参观并访问了坐落于柬埔寨金边郊区的Who Will 小学，并和老师及孩子们进行了深入的交流。
Who Will 小学位于金边西北方向50公里的Kampong Tralach儿童村，是由主席Gerald Trevor 创办并投资的一家非政府非盈利组织。Who Will组织注册在孤儿、弱势儿童、和贫困的柬埔寨社区，旨在给当地的孩子提供免费的教育，同时让孩子们完全融入周围的社区，确保这些儿童不会受到不合理的 “来自一个孤儿院” 耻辱。孩子们不限年龄，种族，宗教或信仰， 以及健康状况都可以在这所学校学习，直到老师们认可孩子已经掌握了基本的技能，可以去其他地方进一步的深造或进入社会工作。
经过3个多小时的车程，我们一行人于下午3点左右到达了Who Will小学，远远就看见校长Gerald Trevor，夫人和同学们一早就在等候了。Gerald首先把我们领到了学校用于集会的一个亭子里，和孩子们进行了轻松的交流。校长介绍了学校的历史，发展过程，现在的运作，和未来的发展目标等，同学们也自告奋勇的介绍了他们的学习和生活情况。接下来，校长带着我们参观了学校的教室，办公室，和宿舍。我们赠送了精心准备的大量的文具，手提电脑，生活用品及玩具等礼物给同学们，并与孩子们进行了一场足球友谊比赛，比赛结果当然毫无悬念的以我们这群“老弱病残”失败告终了。