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£330raised of £200 target by 21 supporters

    Weʼve raised £330 to Help increase schools funds for the school in Beng Mealea, Cambodia.

    Beng Mealea, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia
    Funded on Tuesday, 19th September 2017

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    I was very lucky to spend 4 weeks of the summer holiday's in Cambodia, doing project work aimed at improving the lives of rural Cambodians.

    I spent 1 week in a town called Beng Mealea, in the Siem Reap province. Here I worked at the school - both a primary and secondary school - to improve the landscape of the grounds. I built walls, dug trenches and flattened uneven paths.

    Our camp manager, Han, had explained of the severe lack of funding schools have encountered. The government simply do not make funds available. Teacher's wages are one of the only things paid for; with teachers receiving $120 per month. Unfortunately these payments are also sporadic, resulting in a significant lack of teaching staff.

    I was lucky enough to be invited to the secondary school's end of year awards ceremony. Whilst this was an amazing experience, I also learnt of the teacher's desperation to make their school better. The principal pleaded with the parents to part with just a small amount of their precious money. It was here I donated $15, whilst a small amount of money for me, it was received with a massive round of applause. This made me think that I could do far more to help.

    As a result, I told Han I would donated a portion of my wages each month to the school and also fundraise whenever I can.

    So... My first fundraising venture will be when I travel to Wales to ascend Snowdon. Whilst I understand this is no great feat, I feel it is a great opportunity to raise just a small amount of money to send over to the school in Beng Mealea. I feel so passionate about improving the education of these wonderful students and would love you to help me. Thank you!



    • Alex MacPhail1 year ago
      Alex MacPhail

      Alex MacPhail

      1 year ago

      Sorry for the late update. So, I climbed Snowdon on Tuesday the 22nd of August. Got to admit I expected to find it a little bit easier but after around 2hrs, I reached the summit. Unfortunately it was very cloudy, but the views on the way up and way down were immense. Thank you to everyone for all your support and donations. The school in Beng Mealea will be so pleased. Thank you!

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    • Oscar's mum

      Oscar's mum

      Aug 26, 2017

      Well done!


    • Andy & Liz Partner

      Andy & Liz Partner

      Aug 25, 2017

      Well done Alex!


    • Harry & maisie

      Harry & maisie

      Aug 24, 2017

      Well done, proud of you x




      Aug 22, 2017

      Well done Big Mac. Proud of you hunny! Xxxxx


    • Tom & Lily

      Tom & Lily

      Aug 22, 2017

      Well done mate!


    • Lily Corrigan

      Lily Corrigan

      Aug 22, 2017

      So proud of you Alex MacPhail! It's amazing what you've done and are continuing to do. All our love xx


    • lisa bowen

      lisa bowen

      Aug 22, 2017

      Well done keep going


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    Alex MacPhail

    Alex MacPhail

    Beng Mealea, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia

    I'm a PE teacher at the Stanway School in Colchester. I'm also the vice-chairman of Stanway Rovers Youth Football Club and a UEFA B Licensed football coach.

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