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Day Eight

Shopping with Jedtha

sunny 28 °C

Today we were off shopping for items for CCT with Jedtha. We met him at the CCT Shop and set off first to the markets to purchase toothpaste, tooth brushes, washing detergent. Next stop was a new TV for CCT. Although this is a extravegance we were very pleased to make this purchase. The old TV would cut out during a movie and also needed a tooth brush pushed into it to turn up the volume. Very dangerous. The CCT are only allowed to watch TV on Sundays after all their jobs are done for a treat and sometimes to watch an educational programme. Next stop was to buy 20 blankets to hand out to the street kids that come into the CCT shop for lessons. The nights are quite cool at the moment and these kids have to find shelter and a safe place to sleep.

We had asked Jedtha if we could go and show our respects for little Jendar. He arranged some food for us to present to the Monks as an offering and we collected this on the way to the Temple.

We knelt in front of the Monk and presented our gifts to him. The chanting was lovely and although we did not understand anything we did hear Jendars name mentioned a few times! Trish and Fiona had a few tears. A special moment.

Jedtha took us round to CCT and we set up the Totem Tennis and gave the kids a few vortexes. It was rather hard to find a soft bit of ground to push the totem tennis's into!! We played with the kids for awhile and then went to the CCT Shop to hand out the blankets to the street kids. We left the TV Man installing the new TV.

Posted by Fab Five 15:44 Archived in Cambodia

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