Queen of Apostles School third grade teacher, Mrs. Christine Usis, volunteered a week in January to support schools and children in Cambodia. Christine described her mission and goals: “ I am traveling with the non-profit organization, Jordan International, to aid in humanitarian relief. I have been presented with a life-changing opportunity, to establish temporary schools in the floating village of Siem Reap. It is my goal to serve this community by teaching children how to do basic math, learn letters, and arts and crafts. More than education, I want to give my time to these children to give them hope for the future. I have realized that if you can change a classroom, you can change a community, and if you change a community, and if you can change enough communities, you can change the world.”
When she arrived, she was able to accomplish her goals of serving and teaching. She led the hygiene education station, where she taught approximately 60-80 children/day. The main goal of teaching this topic was to educate children on the importance of washing hands in order to prevent common illness and disease. She taught the basic procedures, while making personal connections with each child.