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No government school uniform = No school attendance

THAT’S THE RULE IN CAMBODIA

More families unable to provide the all important uniform this year.

Bright class rooms thanks to Solar Battery support.

Lai Hun recovering well now.

2019 Beginning school class from No 7 school

Social distancing this year will make pics like this impossible.


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MANDATORY GOVERNMENT SCHOOL UNIFORMS Christmas gift?

Would you consider giving a gift of uniforms for Christmas to our keen youngsters? Maybe encouraging your children or grandchildren to assist our village kids here to attend school?

$27USD provides 2 uniform sets, undies, sneakers, socks and a mosquito net.

Any amounts add to our kitty!


703 students received uniforms last year thanks to all you kind donors.

This year we will have to do at least 4 distribution sessions to comply with safe distancing.

PLEASE HELP THESE KIDS IF YOU CAN.

Our teachers are compiling lists of needy students and it’s looking like a tsunami wave of needy kids compared to the last few years. We may have to drop the sneakers, socks and undies to manage to help more students back to school. Mosquito nets protect from Malaria and Dengue, so it's essential we still include those.

There are always many poor families unable to send their kids to school due to the cost of a uniform, but this year with no tourism employment in Siem Reap due to COVID-19 the numbers are blowing out substantially. Our teachers live in these villages and know exactly who skips government school and who attends every day, so identify the most deserving students for us. I’ve seen it first hand myself. One year a mum came to me with her daughter and obviously wanted a uniform for her. I went to our teacher from that village and she told me the girls brothers were getting uniforms because they attend government school and the girl doesn’t. She goes to the market every day with her mother, and if she got a uniform would most likely sell it! We must be sure to help the kids who really want an education, and thankfully our teachers are close to their fellow villagers.

How to keep them distanced will be challenging this year.