Pascal and Claudiine Dufroux live in Queensland and were both part of the Tabitha House Building Project (Team Jim Pollock) in July 2017. Claudine was also a part of the team in 2016.
Through Jim's association with the Tabitha Foundation Cambodia and founder Janne Ritskes we learnt about the new Women's Hospital - Nokor Tep being built. Completion is hoped to be for March 2018 and Pascal and Claudine offered their services, first as volunteers to help clean and then to plan, educate, train and provide tehnical advice to Cambodian staff.
Below is an email Jim received from Pascal. Pascal and Claudine Dufroux have a cleaning business called Innova Services Group. which is now being run by their daughter with Pascal still overseeing it.
The start of a journey...
Hope you're all good. Some updates about the Hospital.
As Claudine mentioned to you, Janne and I have been exchanging emails for the last few days. To be honest and I understand the situation, she really doesn't know exactly what's going to be ready by early March.
See below one of her last emails we received:
When she's talking about our expectations, I think she was afraid for us to go there as "professional cleaners" and be scared by the messy site we might (and I'm sure it will) find there.
So I reassure her that we have no expectations at all, We have dealt with bigger building sites here in Australia and we will go first as volunteers to clean. Then we can manage, plan, train and provide technical advice for the project.
I have now received the floor plan of the hospital and will do some planning before going but I have no doubt that the "fun" will start definitely once there. I'm sure with positive attitude, a bit of a "French flair", lot of experiences ......and elbow grease ...YES WE CAN
We will be bring your money (thank you very much) and hopefully some from our side as well as I am sure equipment will be needed.
I asked her about chemicals and equipment collected here in Australia and ship to Cambodia but she wasn't too keen and would prefer to buy locally to get the same suppliers for years to come....fair enough.
So basically not much we can do from here until February I guess
Pascal & Claudine"
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