Floods at Krousar Thmey deaf school in Phnom Penh
23 September 2004

Every year the Mekong and Bassac Rivers flood at Phnom Penh, transforming hundreds of square miles into a large pond.  The Krousar Thmey deaf school is situated near the Mekong River and is annually invaded by the rising waters.  The opening of the school year officially follows the government calendar, but in practice, school opens when the flood waters have receded and the mud has been scraped out of the classrooms.  The school year in 2004 is scheduled to open on Friday, October 1st.  Will they make it?

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