时间：2012-09-10 10:04:05 来源：网络孔子学院 编辑：李少蕊
她进行志愿劳动的村庄，距离金边有6个小时的车程，在那里，李凯雯和其他志愿者帮助当地的小学和孤儿院（orphanage）修建宿舍和教室，还帮他们种地（grow crop）。李凯雯觉得最欣慰的是周围那些可爱的孩子，会不时帮他们擦汗，或用柬埔寨语给他们唱歌听。劳作的间隙，还有小女孩坐到她身边，给她编辫子（braid hair）。
The more you give, the more you receive
Before leaving for Cambodia to do voluntary work, Li Kaiwen thought she was going to a poor country to offer her help. But, that was only half the story - the 16-year-old girl gained more from the experience than she ever imagined.
The Chinese high school student remembers trying with all her might to saw some plywood under the scorching sun of Siem Reap. She was sunburned, and beads of sweat rained down her cheeks. Yet she could not get the work done.
A 5-year-old Cambodian boy, seeing her struggling with the wood, ran to her and gently wiped off the sweat on her forehead with his sleeves. He offered to show Li how to saw the wood.
"If both the kid and I were left on a lonely island, the little one would be able to build himself a wooden shelter," she says. "But I, well educated, well fed and raised, would freeze to death."
The village she volunteered in is a six-hour drive from Phnom Penh. The first thing Li and other volunteers did was to stack some plywood to build a new house for an orphanage. They also worked in the fields, growing crops for villagers.
Li says what kept them going is the lovely kids who gathered around them, wiped off their sweat and sang for them in the Cambodian language. Some of the girls would sit beside her and braid her long hair while she took a break.
"I used to do things that brought change to my life. But now, I am making changes in other people's lives, I found nothing better than that."