A friend based in Cambodia is a consultant for nonprofits and international NGO's and reached out to me about potentially doing some photography work for a nonprofit in
Phnom Penh, Cambodia. They specialize in helping kids with auditory problems, either through direct training sessions or by showing teachers how they can be aiding the kids. Their work model is sustainable by doing sessions with children at international schools who can afford their services, and then using those funds to offer trainings to teachers in remote, poorer areas.
I spent a week in Phnom Penh with this organization, photographing the sessions they offered at larger schools and their clinic, and also at the remote locations outside of the city, which we reached by ferry and tuk-tuk. It was a wonderful opportunity for me to get to work with an organization doing fantastic work and to get to see a part of the city I wouldn't ordinarily have access to.
Plus, it had been a year since I last visited cambodia, and getting to revisit this vibrant country was a treat for me.
Danielle Desnoyers is a traveling freelance photographer with a focus on humanitarian, travel, and family photography. She currently splits her time between the United States and Vietnam with travels to other countries as well.