Andrew Jilani is a Catholic from Pakistan. He holds a doctorate from the Center for International Education at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He works in developing countries designing and implementing basic education projects for refugees, girls, and in improving Early Grade Reading and in strengthening host governments’ education systems. He learned Vipassana meditation in Sri Lanka and practices yoga. He is currently based in Cambodia.
On a sweltering hot day in April 2018, Friar Unly Son (Son) was making last-minute preparations to welcome Unly Sat (Tao) and his family to Cambodia. Son was constantly on and off the phone with Tao, trying to determine the approximate time of their crossing from Thailand to Koh Kong, Cambodia.