Mattias trip to Cambodia

Mattias trip to Cambodia


My name is Mattias Karlsson an I’m a 36 year old IT consultant working at CIBER in Stockholm Sweden. I'm taking 2 weeks off to work as a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, building houses in Siem Reap Cambodia alongside people who need a decent, affordable place to live.

This blog will serve these purposes: 1) To keep my friends, family and colleagues informed as to the progress 2) To serve as a conduit for fundraising for all those who wish to help me change someones life.

Read on to learn more about my trip, Habitat's work and how you can help. Subscribe to my email list to recieve progress reports.

Thanks for your support. /Mattias

Day 10, Dedication Day

WorkingPosted by Mattias Karlsson Nov 07, 2008 12:12
Last day and dedication day. We basically went to all five build sites and handed over the toilet or house. Very emotional and a bit sad knowing that this will probably be the last time I see most of my new friends. The families were very happy and grateful for their new houses. A small garden party ended the dedication tour and then we went too a School and handed over material such as pens, papers, color pencils, note books and more. The children were cheering and playing and seemed to have fun. But it really made me miss my own. Due to the six hour time difference I have only spoken with them twice. I can't wait to meet them and Ulrika at the Airport on Sunday.

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