Wells Gray clients had an interesting up close and personal surprise excursion in Cambodia on their recent tour in November to Vietnam and Cambodia.
Tour Director, Marion Wienhold arranged for them to visit a local English School that provides free education to the poor and HIV orphans.
Professor Nu Tat, their local tour guide in Seim Reap spent many of his childhood years in a concentration camp where very few survived and he lost seven family members. During his years of incarceration he realized that if he was lucky enough to survive he needed to find a way to give back and make sure those that died during this horrific time did not do so in vain. With no education at the age of 12 when released from the camp Tat pursued his education with a vengeance and went on to receive his Masters degree. Using his own money and donations he has started a school that provides free English classes after the normal school day and on weekends for the poor. Tat believes that Tourism will play an important role in Cambodia’s future economic success and that English will be necessary for those wishing to better themselves. Wells Gray Tours travellers really enjoyed the visit and interacting with the students, and ended the morning by singing “O Canada” to the students who also shared their native songs with the group.
For the Professor Nu Tat’s biography visit