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Weʼre raising £20,000 to provide two new schools in a remote area of Northern Cambodia. Liz and I will visit in October. See www.ccspuk.org for more information

Kanh-Chang Knong (កញ្ចាំងក្នុង), Samlout, Cambodia

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But in fact, Cambodia is the only nation in the world where it has been demonstrated that symptoms of PTSD and related traumatic illnesses are being passed from one generation to the next.” ― Joel Brinkley, "

Liz and Paul Deacon will visit Cambodia at their own expense in October. We hope before then to have raised two amounts of £10,000 at the suggestion of Mark McKeown, former CEO of Children in Crisis, who lives there. This will develop the current school pictured above and provide three classrooms and build a new one which will act as community centres. Building will be undertaken by an established NGO - www.Khencambodia.org, who have already built schools in the area. Liz will then provide medical advice to parents of disabled children in the area.

Cambodia is an agricultural country and a third of the population under the age of 15 lives in rural areas. A lack of local facilities means that children cannot get to government schools either because they are too young to walk or are needed by their parents to work at least part time and cannot take the time off. As children get older they can walk or cycle to state schools, but they are so far behind that they often don’t bother and their parents cannot afford the unofficial 'fees' that teachers often levy. In such remote locations, villages are accessed by tractors or motorcycles and do not have any schools. Even four-wheel drive vehicles struggle to reach some places. Some parents pay a secondary school graduate, who conducts classes under a tree.

79% of Cambodia's population live in rural areas. 50% of the rural population does not have a primary school in the village and standards are often poor in schools that do exist. KHEN works to change this by improving access to quality education in rural areas.

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    Fabulous news! We have raised our first £1,000 out of £10,000. Some friends have given me cash and cheques which have gone straight to the bank account and not through JustGiving. A local quiz night and separate ball are being organised and I remain confident we will reach our target within the deadline. So grateful to all my kind friends in supporting this venture. Flights booked (through airline points) for 16 October. We have a lot to do between now and then but all is going well so far. Thank you again

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15

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Feb 1, 2019

    Fantastic cause. Good luck! David and Judy x

  • Brian Cotterill

    Brian Cotterill

    Jan 14, 2019

    Good luck with the project, best wishes from Down Under

    £50.00

  • Lucinda Black

    Lucinda Black

    Jan 14, 2019

    All the luck in the world - what a fab cause xoxo

    £10.00

  • Crispin Latymer

    Crispin Latymer

    Jan 9, 2019

    Good for you. Very best of luck.

    £30.00

  • Robert Ward

    Robert Ward

    Jan 6, 2019

    Fantastic cause Paul, I wish you both much success.

    £100.00

  • Joanne Evans

    Joanne Evans

    Jan 3, 2019

    Best wishes Paul, wonderful project x

    £20.00

  • Simon

    Simon

    Dec 18, 2018

    A really great endeavour. Good luck, Paul and Liz.

    £20.00

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Paul Deacon

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Kanh-Chang Knong (កញ្ចាំងក្នុង), Samlout, Cambodia

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