By Frédéric Zaborski
This is the first time I have reached my class, barefoot, on a ladder, and I authorize a zebu to graze in a corner of the playground. This is also the first time I have seen groups of children (ages of 7 and 15) as homogeneous in the desire (almost thirsty) to learn, attention, responsiveness, rapidity of assimilation.
In some photographs, the eyes of the children testify. Mister Thay was the emeritus and precious translator of my English little Oxfordian.
The sessions: at least one hour per day and per group, even on Sundays and often, informally, in the early evening.
Three children (Sal Somngang, Seng Devith and Hak Dararith) quickly progressed. They will soon be responsible for managing the material and transmitting the basics to others.
The OBT site can now announce to future volunteer foreigners the possibility of coming to teach Chess in this school.
The seed has been sown. I will ensure the evolution of its growth.