It was great that the US ambassador could come to the evening. She is an interesting woman with fantastic global connections. It was really nice of her to spend so much time with the 5 CCH auctioneers getting to know them. It was also great of her to warm up the small gathering and kick start the auction so well. Despite large publicity, including a full page in the Phnom Penh Post, the crowd was select but we hoped committed buyers! See: http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2009031824838/Life-Style/Turning-trash-into-treasure.html)
The children were fantastic at auctioning and getting the crowd to part with their money!
A Khmer artist, "Sata", made some art installations for us to display the jewellery pieces on.... made out of carrier bags to highlight the dump.
One of the CCH students above who was excellent at auctioning the pieces and the art display pieces.