£1,275raised of £20,000 target by 53 supporters

Weʼre raising £20,000 to fund the New Life Cambodia School project, providing free English classes and scholarships for students living in Siem Riep region, Cambodia

Tropoung Run village, Siem Reap province, Cambodia

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English has historically played a very important role in Cambodian language and culture. It has been used for communication within most key work sectors. Cambodian students can dramatically improve their life chances if they can speak English after they finish High School. However, English is not taught in Government Schools and it is not free for all students who want to learn. So students from rural areas can rarely afford to pay for English classes in their home village. Attending town schools is often difficult as they are too far from their home.

An English school in Tropoung Run village has been the dream of local tour guide Sey Shon for many years. Sey Shon personally experienced first-hand the change to his life chances that improved English skills can bring. Through the support of a non-governmental organisation he enrolled on free English classes and successfully gained a scholarship for further studies at university.

The Bakong commune is in Siem Reap province, a part of Cambodia with few opportunities other than farming. A new English school would enable children from poor families who cannot afford to go to private English schools or cannot afford to continue their studies at High school and University.

This funding will enable to purchase of suitable land and the building of premises, the purchase of classroom resources and the recruitment and training of school staff.

The project will aspire to develop a school with a number of entry levels that cater for different age ranges and abilities. Its key demographic
is the creation of a free programme that will a General English Programme and English for Purposes Programme, providing a sustainable education centre in the village. This project will also offer school scholarships to enable them to continue to High school and University.

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  • Brian Fitzgerald6 months ago
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  • Brian Fitzgerald8 months ago
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    Brian Fitzgerald

    8 months ago

    MAX CRIBBIN - 5km Challenge – Saturday 23 December 2017 Max, 12, has never run a 5k until now! He will be doing this to help change children’s’ lives. This is his amazing contribution to raising £20k to fund the New Life Cambodia School Project, providing free English classes and scholarships for students living in Siem Reap Cambodia. To sponsor Max contact Tracie Cribbin, Andy Cribbin, Sharon Fitzgerald, Brian Fitzgerald and on the just giving page - www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/newlifecambodia. Good Luck Max . you're amazing! x

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    1 year ago

    Thanks for all your support to date. We have decided to run monthly prize draws as well, to help raise funds... It's monthly raffle time!! We have two tickets to see the legendary comedian Richard Digance celebrating his golden anniversary tour. Tickets are for 6 September 2017 at the Robin in Bilston. For every pound that is donated into the new life just giving page, you will receive an entry into the draw. It's as simple as that! The draw closes on Saturday 12 August 2017 and the winner will be notified on the Sunday. Good luck and please

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Page last updated on: 3/25/2018 8:10 PM



  • Jaime Scott

    Jaime Scott

    Mar 25, 2018

    This makes my heart happy to see what you are both doing. Lots of love to you and Sharon.


  • Trresa Devitt

    Trresa Devitt

    Feb 17, 2018

    Good work Sharon. I hope you reach your target. Xxx


  • Joanna Reed

    Joanna Reed

    Feb 13, 2018

    Hope your cake and coffee weekend is a massive success! I'm sure it will be :)


  • Tracie Cribbin

    Tracie Cribbin

    Jan 6, 2018

    Well done Max, you did amazing. From Sandra Mia and Harry xx


  • Neil Parkes

    Neil Parkes

    Dec 24, 2017

    Well done Max


  • Paula Jones

    Paula Jones

    Dec 23, 2017

    Well Done Max 👏👏


  • Susan Edwards

    Susan Edwards

    Dec 23, 2017

    Well done Max on your 5k park run


About the fundraiser
Brian Fitzgerald

Brian Fitzgerald

Tropoung Run village, Siem Reap province, Cambodia

I was lucky enough to have had the opportunity to meet Shon Sey and visit his wonderful village in Cambodia. His vision of starting a school in his village has inspired me to want to help him achieve his dream.

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