Review of SHAC Smiling Hearts by Jeff Zinger
Smiling Hearts - Always Smiling
Volunteering at Smiling Hearts has been an amazing experience in so many ways. I find it incredible that the school is able to operate in the way it does through donations alone while supporting so many people along the way. From the children and their parents to the villages surrounding, it really is one big family. Learning English is a vital route to a better future for these kids and in a difficult Khmer education system it can also provide the necessary support that a child is lacking from elsewhere. The fact that the founder and director Aly has built the school from the ground up in her own back garden really drives home her dedication to the project. Longer term volunteers and regular donations are the key here so that it remains such an important and happy place for years to come!