Out team tried to help them with some computer work, and taught the girls some crafts. The girls are very smart, and learn fast. The organization can also use some help in making use of the Internet. To promote their cause and events, and to distribute the handicrafts made by the girls, for example.
I called Sherry. She referred us to the SOS, a clinic run by Americans, which happens to be just 2 blocks away from our hotel. So I took the 2 students to the clinic as soon as we arrived at Phnom Penh at 8 PM, with help from 3 other students, and sent the other students to have dinner. The clinic was clean and tidy, and very well-equipped. The doctor was very professional. He felt, as we did, that the students had food-poisoning. He ordered a series of tests, and prescribed anti-biotic for both of them. The girl had to be re-hydrated through intravenous drip. Later that evening, my colleague V came with 3 other students to take our place, so that we can go back to the hotel to rest. Eventually, after about 5 hours, we all came back to the hotel. Both students recovered and came back to Hong Kong safely.
We are all very grateful to Sherry and Debbie for the much needed and just-in-time help. And we told them so. Our next task is to figure out how we can support their work.