The Bond Between Teacher and Student


On the last day of the workshop, I was feeling a bit sad. I can’t really say that I’ve gotten to know the students very well, but there is a bond that forms between students and teachers – even over the course of a few days. There’s a moment when students realize that they matter in your world – regardless of where you come from, how long you’re staying, or the language you speak. Today, one of the students called me something akin to “Cha”. I asked Nurse Borin what the student meant, and she said it’s a shortened version of “Teacher”.

It was about 93 degrees with about 50 or 60% humidity and no breeze. But the students (and teachers) never once complained.

Doug H., Cambodia International Health Program

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