In today’s world, all international donors are very concerned about the child protection policies of the partner organizations that receive their money. DDP’s donors are no exception, and today Nou Chanthea (L), the representative from Caritas Australia, met with DDP management to discuss new forms and new requirements established by the government of Australia which gives money to Caritas which gives it to us. Caritas Australia is especially careful concerning child protection but so is Maryknoll Cambodia so today Chanthea just explained the new form we will need for reporting at the end of the year.
I had to return by myself to Phnom Penh from the DDP annual staff meeting rather than with the group. I took a bus service and we made a stop halfway through the trip. Each company has an arrangement with the restaurant or shop where they stop, to allow the drivers to eat for free, etc.
Yesterday I experimented with a collage of small mug shots of DDP staff. It didn’t turn out the way I wanted so I tried again today with another software. This one isn’t perfect but it’s better than yesterday’s attempt.
This is just a compilation of head-and-shoulder shots of a lot of our staff at the annual staff meeting in Kep Province. It was also a disappointing test of a “gallery” widget which groups photos. I was hoping it would not put them in even regular rows. Click here to see the results.
Today the schedule of activities was changed to move an awards ceremony and evaluation to the evening so the staff could go to the beach in the morning when the sun was out and there was no rain. Click here for pictures from the day.
Today was a full day of reports and activities geared toward a strong sense of DDP identity. We were planning a roasting of corn on the cob tonight, over at the playing field, but rain during supper scuttled that. Click here to see scenes from the day.
Today all the DDP staff headed south to Kep Province to Shalom Valley center for our annual staff meeting. The bus ride took about five hours with stops and problems with the mud. Click here to see the day.
Part of our celebration of International Deaf Week is our own Deaf Day activity at the DDP office grounds. We put up some tents for protection against sun and rain and our staff prepares a variety of activities for deaf people from all over. Click here to see some of the goings-on for the day.