This short post is just to draw your attention to TED, if you haven’t already heard of it. Check it out at
It’s public education on the web, with what TED describes as ‘riveting talks by remarkable people, free to the world.’ The event in Phnom Penh has been in the planning phase for quite a while and there are a number of our VSO volunteers who are real ‘teddies’ and signed up. It sounds like it was an inspiring event, but also one that encouraged people to action. Kath told me that at one of the discussion sessions, people round her table decided that they wanted to take away a task which would improve Cambodia in some way, so by sharing and talking they realised they could pool their skills to translate an important book into Khmer. Kath’s suggestion – of a standard midwifery text book – won out. Watch this space! Alternatively, link into Sam’s blog to get a really interesting account of the day ( http://www.ourvso.com).