Recently, senior leadership team members from India and Australia travelled to Cambodia to see the difference our program is making in rural schools first-hand, as well as to meet with the Plus Education Cambodia team. They visited schools across the districts of Koh Sotin, Kang Maes and Jeung Prey to see our program in action. Our Head of Foundation, Lisa Colquhoun, shares some of her insights and experiences from the trip—read more below.
Tell us a little bit about your recent trip to Cambodia.
It was my first time visiting Cambodia since 2005 and the first time since joining the Plus Education team. I, along with our CEO and Head of Programs, travelled from Australia and India to meet with the Cambodia team, as well as with teachers and students of our Plus English program, school directors and district officials. We visited a number of schools and observed our program in action, and we collected stories and feedback from key stakeholders. We also took the opportunity to sit down together as the leadership team (in person for the very first time!) to plan for the year ahead, bouncing our ideas off one another in a way that our usual remote meetings don’t allow. It was a fantastic experience, one which reassured me of the need for our program and which I believe will help me, in my role, to better communicate the impact of our work.