Please welcome to the IWA board of directors Tara Mulay, Devin Berry and Roxanne Dault. You can learn more about our new board members in our Leadership page!
Where: San Carlos, CA When: Two dates: Wednesday March 12th, 6:30-8:30 PM or Wednesday March 26th, 6:30-8:30 PM Please join us as we partner with Second Harvest, a Bay Area non-profit with the mission of ending hunger in the Bay Area. Second Harvest provides food to 250,000 Bay Area residents monthly. Due to the highContinue reading “Join Team IWA in a Second Harvest Food Sort”
A Cambodian Memoir by Bonnie Goodman We were greeted by a flock of smiling children as we stepped out of the bus onto the grounds of Wot Opot Children’s Center in Takeo, Cambodia. Within seconds, a girl named Channe took my hand, looked up into my eyes and asked, “How long you stay”? After dinnerContinue reading “When You Come Back?”
After traveling 17,000 miles during 16 days, spanning 2 continents, treating thousands of patients, nurturing 60 orphans and experiencing countless adventures the IWA volunteers returned to their point of departure – SFO. We are travel weary but ecstatic about our journey, the lives we touched, the new friendships formed and, most of all, returning home.Continue reading “Team IWA Returns”
Team IWA concluded its mission to Cambodia with a daylong meditation retreat. 21 volunteers spent the day together in a lovely, spacious apartment in Phnom Penh. The morning was spent in silence with sitting and walking meditation led by Jeff Hardin and yoga led by Terry Lesser. After a delicious catered vegetarian lunch, Beth GoldringContinue reading “A Day of Meditation”
The doctors, nurses and pharmacists of the mission may have received the most press, praise and fame, but the volunteers who provided logistical, emotional and spiritual support made just as much of an impact on the lives of our patients. Here are a few photos of our friends in action…. Ellen Pettit, a psychologist, isContinue reading “Unsung Heroes”
The line of patients waiting to be triaged for the clinic snakes around the block in front of the hospital. Over 1000 patients per day are seen here at Takeo Provincial Referral Hospital by the team of volunteers. Buddhist monks registering patients. Our fabulous translators – medical students from the International University in Phnom Penh.Continue reading “Wisdom and Compassion in Action”