30 Mar '11, 9pm

She just wants them to be happy

Deborah Chew never thought that a holiday to Cambodia would evoke a major change in her life. Back in 2007, the then-secondary school teacher and her friend Grace found themselves visiting two schools in the village of Angkor Tom, Siem Reap, bearing gifts of school supplies, sweets and slippers they carried from Singapore to the children. The English language and sociology graduate thought it would be a meaningful and enriching way to spend a holiday. What she didn't expect was the effect it would have on her when she realised what they had brought was simply not enough. "We could only lug 20 pairs of slippers and only so many school supplies because of the airline baggage weight restrictions," shared the 36-year-old. "When we got to the first school, we wanted to give out everything we brought along but our guide stopped us. She said to keep some for the second school bec...

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