Impossible to fit 1200 students into a pic size, but with masks on they tried to manage it!
We wish you could have been here to experience the wonderful 1st day of Uniform Distribution to 1200 students. Such a success thanks to you! More distributions will be held at the government schools themselves over the next couple of weeks.
Over 2000 all up here with students and families, such a challenge to manage successfully.
6:30 am and the seething mass of youngsters and their parents began surging through the Pagoda gateways. Chaos, Mahem, commotion, chatter, excitement all bubbling over and everything that could happen, did, and much more! We wish you could have experienced it with us.
Huge relief by not only parents that their kids were gifted a further year of education, but the government school principals, also so grateful for so many of their students not having to drop out of school due to the lack of a uniform. Uniforms are always passed down, but after a full school year they are not in very good shape and despite mothers trying to make one OK out of several old ones, they rarely last long anyway.
So happy to be able to stay at school for another year at secondary level.
District dignitaries all asked Leng to please thank all the kind donors and commented on how lucky this Banteay Srey District was to have ODA and it’s wonderful supporters to assist their youngsters to continue their education in this very difficult COVID-19 affected financial time.
The District Governor Khim Finan who attended last year, unfortunately had meetings in Phnom Penh, but his deputy officiated for him, and there is a wonderful set of photos and write up on his Facebook (written in Khmer of course but great additional pics)
Teachers, doctors, engineers of the future here?