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£1,240raised of £8,000 target by 18 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,240 to fund a library, teaching supplies, laptop computers and support the teachers in a rural Cambodian school near Angkor Wat.

    Sna Sangream, Cambodia
    Funded on Monday, 18th December 2017

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    In 2015 Lynda and I with the help of the DialaFlight charity, raised enough funds to rebuild the classrooms, fix the leaking roof and provide water filters and teaching equipment at Norodom Ranarith Primary School near Siem Reap, Cambodia. The school has 220 pupils from the ages 7 to 14. Most of their parents are subsistence farmers and a small group of hard pressed teachers provide a mixed curriculum with little financial help from the government. The children live in great poverty, and often have to fend for themselves while older members of the family seek work in other parts of the country.

    Education is a fundamental lifeline for children like this in developing countries. Our aim is to support the teachers long term so they can improve and expand classes in literacy, numeracy and languages while continuing to improve the infrastructure at the school. Our project manager is Bunthin Theap, a local tour guide and friend of ours who has supervised many charitable projects in the area near the temples of Angkor Wat.

    The next phase of the project is in two parts. Firstly we are completing a 300m long brick wall around the school to reduce the threat from people traffickers. Sadly children in these countries are often kidnapped as part of the illegal body part trade. Secondly, we want to provide a library and teaching materials and computers for the teachers.

    Although work is scarce in Cambodia educated young people do have opportunities to find jobs in the cities and especially the tourism industry which is one of Cambodia's most important economic sectors.

    There are always many demands on us for charitable giving, but we hope you will give this appeal some serious thought and consider a contribution that will make such a difference to these children's lives. One thing we can promise if that every penny raised goes directly to the school and its pupils. Lynda and I monitor and supervise the work at all times and will provide regular reports as the work progresses. We will be posting more pictures and video in the next days and weeks to give you some idea of the tasks ahead.

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    • Lynda Charlton10 months ago
      Lynda Charlton

      Lynda Charlton

      10 months ago

      I'm pleased to report that after a gargantuan effort in the heat, mud and rain of a Cambodian Forest, the 300 metre wall is complete. It helps to create a safe, modern school where the children can learn and would not have been possible without your generosity. Congratulations to Bunthin, Mr Lee and the construction team. Our next ambition is to provide the resources and equipment the teachers need to provide a full curriculum . Thank you everyone

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    • Lynda Charlton10 months ago
      Lynda Charlton

      Lynda Charlton

      10 months ago

      Many more donations this week; thank you to everyone who has supported this special project. Bunthin our project manager tells me 200 metres of the wall are complete and despite heavy rain delaying construction, we are still on schedule to complete it by Sept 5.

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    • Lynda Charlton10 months ago
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      Lynda Charlton

      10 months ago

      Many thanks for all the messages of support and donations so far. For some reason I can't make this photo turn the right way up, but by carefully bending sideways you can see the foundations and bricks for the wall. Backbreaking work without power tools and it will be 300 metres long. More posts soon.

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    10 months ago

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    Page last updated on: 10/14/2017 2:56 PM

    Supporters

    18

    • Christopher Hill

      Christopher Hill

      Oct 14, 2017

      Hilary & Chris.Looks a happy school. Keep it going.PS Do they need a caretaker?

      £50.00

    • R Barber

      R Barber

      Sep 12, 2017

      £70.70 raised at our cake sale xxx

      £70.70

    • Richard Barker

      Richard Barker

      Sep 3, 2017

      Pleased to help the school children we remember lots of happy smiling faces despite the hard ship they encounter.

      £100.00

    • Alan Evans

      Alan Evans

      Aug 30, 2017

      £20.00

    • Pam Bowling

      Pam Bowling

      Aug 29, 2017

      A very worthy cause. Best of luck with the fund raising. Pam

      £50.00

    • Barrie Dunning

      Barrie Dunning

      Aug 29, 2017

      Keep helping

      £50.00

    • Peter Holman

      Peter Holman

      Aug 27, 2017

      £30.00

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    Sna Sangream, Cambodia

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