'Tis the season of giving back for these families

The Lim family (shown with two of their four children) have been volunteering in Cambodia with a humanitarian group since 2009. From left: Mr Alexander Lim, 18; Ms Ariana Lim, 16; Ms Audrey Ruyters, 51 and Dr Lim Yeong Phang, 51.
The Lim family (shown with two of their four children) have been volunteering in Cambodia with a humanitarian group since 2009. From left: Mr Alexander Lim, 18; Ms Ariana Lim, 16; Ms Audrey Ruyters, 51 and Dr Lim Yeong Phang, 51.ST PHOTO: VENESSA LEE

While many people indulge in feasts, gift exchanges and merry-making this holiday season, some parents have been instilling the spirit of giving in their children. The Straits Times speaks to families who have made giving back their festive tradition.

Postgraduate student Andrea Lim, 23, is training to become a teacher - a career choice she made because of the volunteer trips to Cambodia that her family has been taking every December since 2009.

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