There is lots of news after my recent visit to Cambodia.
Our high school students are very excited about our new home – we signed the lease on a bigger building very close to our former Centre in Siem Reap. This will enable us to support more rural high school students and also our university students.
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Before moving in, the monks from our local Pagoda performed the traditional blessing ceremony. A big group of students’ and their families, all our staff, and local community leaders joined the ceremony. Cambodians love a party and we certainly had one after the blessing!
Rob and Essie Sullivan joined the Blessing
Plenty of hard work is taking place to paint our new home, and to prepare and plant a vegetable garden at the back of the property.
Our high schoolers are continuing to work hard and later this year we expect to have our first university entrants which is very exciting. We are proposing to launch a Tertiary Scholars Program to help support our students at university. I will be writing to you about this program in the near future, as we will be seeking funds to support this initiative.
We are conducting a series of careers talks by local professionals to help our high school students better understand the career opportunities available with a tertiary qualification.
Our dear friends, Don and Jan Mottinger, have been with us again. Jan is a fantastic English teacher and has really helped our high schoolers to improve their skills. Don has been delivering some lectures at the University – pleasantly surprised by the level of competence of the students.
Don and Jan with some of our high school students.
Down in the country at our rural education centre all is progressing well. Jan was able to spend time with our primary and secondary students which they loved.
Extra-curricula art classes are one of the highlights of the week.
At our pre-school we have a wonderful new teacher and the little ones are really responding.
Aided by a small grant from the US Peace Corps we have built an extensive vegetable garden to provide fresh food for our pre-schoolers and their families. Preparing and planting was a real community effort.
Making rice husk charcoal for compost
Cooling off when the hard work is done.
Our pre-schoolers love helping in the vegie garden.
The vegies and herbs go into the delicious breakfast we provide the children each day!
We are also growing fruit.
The pre-schoolers and their parents enjoy training in basic hygiene and nutrition.
How to clean your teeth!
A very big thank you to all our generous donors. It is no exaggeration to say that your support is helping to transform lives.
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