Steve, the co-chair of Taste the World Steve and Tannis proudly in front of Taste the World Calgary poster at the entrance of the Intensive Care Ward .
Hanna Shafran’s journey of a lifetime!
“In May of this year I embarked on the journey of a lifetime. I arrived in Siem Reap with a bag full of school supplies and an unparalleled excitement of what was to come. I spent the following three weeks volunteering at Seeking God English School and at Smiling Hearts Association for Children, teaching kindergarten, second, and fifth grade.
I know this is extremely cliché, but my students taught me far more than I taught them in the time we shared together. Every class my students were engaged and they were excited to learn new things; they made strides in their education during the few short weeks I was there. Each and every one of my students is unique and special, they each have their own ambitions, and each and everyone is thrilled to have the opportunity to learn English. I am proud of every one of them and hope to return to Siem Reap soon to see their progress.
Teaching English in Siem Reap was the best thing I’ve ever done. The Cambodian people are wonderful and they have an amazing culture. As soon as I have the chance I will return to teach again. I will always have ties to my schools, to my students, and to Cambodia. “ By Hanna Shafran, 2014