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Mark Smith, relieving principal, Byron Bay High School. In response to the letter ‘Voluntourism’ not the answer to Cambodia’s problems. You should note the original article is information about a fundraising event in Australia to support an NGO operating in Cambodia. This activity is demonstrable of our school communities not simply spending a week or two in Cambodia.
Billy Chia-Lung Tai, former human rights advisor. As an Australian development professional who has worked in Cambodia for the last 4.5 years, it despairs me that local community news outlets continue to 'hype' up and glorify efforts by local school groups or individuals in their endeavours to 'save Cambodian children'.
Earlier this year Byron Bay High School student members of Volunteer Building Cambodia handed over the keys to two new homes they helped to build in a rural village there. Not to be outdone, Mullum High students are fundraising for two more.
Police say that a man carjacked a 17-year-old in Byron Bay just before midnight on Friday.