While I headed to Cambodia to teach (and learn!) the ins and outs of English grammar, Barry stayed behind in Vientiane to walk the dogs for the last couple of days of our housesitting assignment. Left to his own devices, he got more work done and ate most of the cake, while still getting up at sunrise to take the dogs to the swamp or the Mekong.
When Michael and his family returned, Barry chose not to follow me to Siem Reap but to head to Bangkok and do some good in the world. Impact48, the enterprise Barry started in Edinburgh, gathers volunteers together for 48 hours to create something meaningful for charity. It’s now gone international – January’s Impact48 was for an amazing wee charity in Thailand, In Search of Sanuk.
In Search of Sanuk are a truly inspiring group that directly provides food, shelter, and educational support for survivors of torture and trauma, focusing special attention on at risk women and girls.
Impact48 wasn’t affected by the political protests of ‘Bangkok Shutdown’ and the team had a successful weekend. Check out the story at Impact48.com.