Friends, Family & Fellow Walkers
Friends & Family! I hope you will read and perhaps share our 23-year-old daughter’s efforts in Cambodia to fight trafficking. She is teaching English in Phnom Pen and volunteering for CCPRP and ECPAT: Cambodia. ECPAT Cambodia is a finalist in the “Save a Girl” funding competition, which Melissa spearheaded.
They are at 65% of their goal. The deadline is Dec. 24, but even more than money our daughter assures us that awareness and knowledge that somewhere across the world people care about their plight and want to help them means so much to these girls

Your compassionate awareness is enough, but even the smallest contribution goes a very long way.

Happy trail-blazing, from our family to yours!

Girl Meets World

Happy holidays from Cambodia!
Now that Thanksgiving has passed, I’d imagine that people in the US and Canada are beginning to eagerly anticipate Christmas.  The festivities with friends and family, the holiday food, the snow, the gifts…

Personally, I’ll be working both December 24 and 25, and am as far from snow as physically possible.  But that’s just the way the gingerbread man crumbles…

As many of you may know, in addition to teaching in Phnom Penh, I have been volunteering at an orphanage, and interning with ECPAT Cambodia (End Child Prostitution, Abuse and Trafficking in Cambodia.)  Working with children, particularly orphans, in tangent with researching and writing about Cambodia’s child prostitution epidemic has made me really passionate about empowering children here, and making sure those children who have been exploited are given another chance at life. 
I’ve learned a lot about the child prostitution epidemic here, which…

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