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Weʼre raising £15,000 to support Treak Community Centre during COVID 19 and beyond

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Along with all Cambodian schools, Treak Community Centre near Siem Reap, Cambodia, had to stop face to face teaching in March 2020, and although it re-opened briefly later in the year, new and continued COVID outbreaks, forced it to close again after only a few days. Treak has managed to retain and pay their core teaching staff and provide online classes across the whole age range of students, including the nursery children. Almost 150 children can access the classes and this number is steadily rising. Those that can’t access on-line can access workbooks to do at home. All this has been possible because of donations from people like you. Our initial target of £10,000 has been met but the ongoing difficulties mean we need more to keep going and we have set a new target.

NEW! Treak Bare Necessities Club

– give a monthly donation via Just Giving to help Treak to provide schooling through the pandemic and beyond.

To help us to continue to provide an education to these children throughout the pandemic and beyond we are extremely grateful for one-off or regular monthly donations to help us cover the costs of our ‘bare necessities’ which amount to £2,200 a m onth. All monthly donors will have the opportunity to opt in as members of the Treak Bare Necessities Club and receive:

• an email introduction to the club;

• be able to connect directly with staff and other supporters through the private Bare Necessities Club Facebook Group;

• receive regular updates on Treak’s activities, expenditure, and future plans;

• have the opportunity to engage more closely with, and provide support to, the Treak community.

How your monthly donation could help:

£5 a month could pay for workbooks to give to children who are unable to access lessons online during the pandemic.

£10 a month would provide one child with a month of lessons at Treak.

£30 a month would pay for the printing/photocopying paper.

£50 a month would pay the electricity bill.

£150 a month would pay a teacher’s salary.

All donations, whether one off or regular, are much appreciated and help safeguard the future of the school, enabling Treak Community Centre to continue its work to educate vulnerable children and support the parents and wider community in Treak village.

About Treak:

Funded entirely by charitable donations, Treak provides free education 5 days a week to over 470 children and young people from Treak Village. The challenges of going to school during and after the Khmer Rouge Period means that literacy rates are low, and the parents of many of Treak’s students are still struggling; education is vital for the future of the community. Treak runs a thriving pre-school nursery, provides classes in English and a wide range of other subjects that are not taught in primary schools such as science, arts & crafts, geography, health and nutrition, and personal development as well as access to a well-stocked library. Treak also assists through their Community Support Programme that provides training, jobs, and income for parents and other villagers to help people take control of their own futures. Treak’s overarching philosophy is to create opportunities not dependency.

Find out more, visit :Treak's website

Treak Community Centre is a programme run by ConCERT “Connecting Communities, Environment & Responsible Tourism” a Cambodian NGO, (number 2032 សជណ), based in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Our vision is a Cambodia free of poverty; our mission is to turn good intentions into the best possible help for disadvantaged people in Cambodia.

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  • Ian Walker1 year ago
    Ian Walker

    Ian Walker

    1 year ago

    **Stop Press** We are so grateful to have met our target and thank everyone for all the support we've received. The extra funds are much needed to pay our staff and keep the school running through these difficult times, and we've therefore increased our target to £10,000. We still have over 100 miles to pedal and it's likely to be monsoon conditions. Your support is a great encouragement to the riders who pass on their personal thanks for all the help you are giving to the children at Treak.

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  • Ian Walker2 years ago
    Ian Walker

    Ian Walker

    2 years ago

    Everyone at Treak thank you for your friendship and support. Headteacher Dara and the staff are providing work books and activity sheets, on Mondays and Tuesdays with pencils, crayons, paper so students can work from home. Around 60% call each week:they are eager to learn! Parents and community leaders told Dara they greatly value the help that Treak provides. The education ministry prefer schools not to reopen until October/November; Covid-19 will severely cut our income over the next 12 months. Any financial help is much appreciated.

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  • Qube Renewables

    Qube Renewables

    Jan 6, 2022

    Well done on your epic bike ride - Qube are really proud to underwrite it and wish you all a fabulous year this year, you lot are all amazing xx


  • Ian Walker

    Ian Walker

    Jan 1, 2022

    TREAK are doing a wonderful thing in Cambodia.. I'm giving up 4 bottles of wine, which is nothing compared to what they can do. It's a fishing rod!


  • Kate Howard

    Kate Howard

    Jan 1, 2022

    Pleased to support Treak's Bare Necessities Club, you are doing a fantastic job

  • Clayton Famalam

    Clayton Famalam

    Jan 1, 2022

    Keep up the great work!


  • Caro Lawrenson

    Caro Lawrenson

    Dec 22, 2021

    Happy Christmas to the whole team at Treak Community Centre. You are doing amazing work, keep it up. Xx


  • Jackie Ross

    Jackie Ross

    Dec 22, 2021

    Thank you for everything you’re doing. I enjoy continuing to read your newsletters and see what you’re doing!


  • Julia


    Dec 21, 2021


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