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American Volunteerism an Inspiration for Cambodia

Unlike in the United States, volunteerism in Cambodia is still in its infancy. Thomas Srun, a Cambodian-American optometrist who has volunteered in the States and abroad since high school, says society-wide volunteering does not have to be exclusive to rich countries. In a recent interview, he told VOA Khmer’s Soeung Sophat how Cambodia can learn from the ways volunteerism is popularized in the United States, where it is driven by personal interests and institutionalized in the education system.