School Uniforms Fundraising time again
NO UNIFORM = NO SCHOOL
Government School Uniforms November 2022
Some of the happy uniform recipients last year.
$20USD will purchase 2 uniform sets for a student and education supplies for needy students. A gift of a years education is a wonderful present to a young village student.
You may remember if children don’t have a school uniform, they are not allowed to attend government schools in Cambodia, so ODA is once again appealing for contributions to kit poorer students out for the new school year which is noted for early December 2022 View last years distribution Click link to enjoy the video from last year https://youtu.be/k4e7lv8be54 UK Supporters please note if you click the UK button on ODA’s donate page after you click the Donate button above, and tick for Stewardship, UK Gift Aid will automatically be added to your donation, however their system takes some 2 months for us to receive notice, and funds to end up in ODA’s account so - VERY IMPORTANT UK Donors we do please ask you to forward on to firstname.lastname@example.org the receipt they email to you when you donate, so we know of your forthcoming donation in time to include it in the uniform purchase and distribution. 1924 Uniform sets distributed last year. 2021 Leng and his teacher team did an amazing job of the distribution of 1924 sets, aided by the market lady who coped with the mammoth number of garment size changes etc
The market lady is amazing how she handles the re sizing to fit everyone correctly. ODA will focus on uniforms and education fund raising this year and cut out the undies, sneakers, socks and mosquito nets. In this tight time it’s critical we are able to fund the education requirements for residential students and the poor students in the villages, along with government school uniforms.
Boys are very keen to stay at school rather than work in the fields or mind the buffalo, a free uniform helps their parents allow them to attend for another year.
With costs rising globally we are focussing on survival so we can continue to be here, and for all the important things that students need. The government school close to ODA Central has joined the chorus of ‘Please help us’ asking for 300 students uniform sets. Leng has replied we will see what we can do, but are reliant on our kind supporters.
Life is becoming even harder here with notices being given to some families in the Temple Precinct that they must leave and remove their homes if they haven’t lived there for a certain number of years, creating a very drastic housing situation for them. At least if their children have a uniform they will have the chance of continuing school wherever they end up. ODA will do as much as it can with your kind support.
1924 students last year with their prized unforms allowing them to attend government school.
We will also again try to help the 700 worst off students from around the 7 villages where we have ODA schools. So that’s at least 1000 uniform sets, a big undertaking to raise funds and manage the distribution again.
UK Supporters please note if you click the UK button on our donate page and tick for Stewardship UK Gift Aid will automatically be added to your donation, however their system takes some 2 months for us to receive notice, and funds to end up in ODA’s account so - VERY IMPORTANT we do please ask you to forward on to email@example.com the receipt they email to you when you donate, so we know of your forthcoming donation in time to include it in the uniform purchase and distribution.
$20USD gifts another year at school through the mandatory uniform, plus much needed educational supplies
Village and Commune chiefs tell Leng that since the ODA uniform fund helping students to remain at school a year longer, and the ODA Free English and IT classes, they see so many more village young people winning employment. Their salaries then help their parents to feed and educate their siblings, so quality of life is improving, thanks to your kind support of ODA programs.
Sadness again for Leng and his wife Sry On.
Sry On’s mother has been ill for a couple of years now and passed away on Thursday 29th September. There is never a good time, but so close to Lengs sisters untimely passing it’s a lot for them to deal with. Her mother has been like a grandmother to the ODA residential students over the years, and so the kids are all very sad too.
We wish for good health, happiness and prosperity for her in her ‘next life’.