Welcome to the Youthlinc trip to Peak Sneng, Cambodia! Congratulations on becoming a member of the Youthlinc team! You are now in a very unique group. There are many students who applied to this program that we could not accommodate. Your acceptance means that you have a remarkable commitment to service, excellent leadership qualities, the ability to work with others and exceptional individual strengths. We have a great team this year. We have specialists in the fields of medicine, education, vocational skills, construction and business. Every person involved has something special to offer that will make this trip a huge success. I am looking forward to getting to know each and every one of you on a personal level as this year progresses.
We will do everything in our power to make this trip safe, to keep you healthy and to ensure a great time. As team leader, alumni leader and volunteer mentors, it is our number one goal to make sure that everyone has the trip of a lifetime. There will be important information at every one of our monthly meetings so you can be well prepared. If you have any questions at all, make sure that they get answered at the meetings. I also check my email daily and respond very promptly so that you can get information in between meetings.
My first international experience was with Youthlinc to Kenya. I have team lead the Thailand team as well as the Kenya team. I am excited to work with you to open Youthlinc’s 5th international site. Cambodia is rich with culture, marred by a heartbreaking history, and populated with a kind, humble people. I am honored to lead you to this enchanting place.
Get yourself ready for plenty of hard work. Remember, the more you personally invest, the more meaningful experience you will have. The harder you work and the more you stay involved, the more fun you’re going to have. I guarantee you will gain far more from this experience than you will find yourself giving. So get ready! You are about to embark on a journey of a lifetime.
Team Leader, Youthlinc-Cambodia