Merry Christmas Everyone
This Life Cambodia wishes you a very merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who have helped us during 2008. Your support has been greatly appreciated.
With your support we have managed to achieve the following:
* Completed the construction of Self Help Community Centre. Land improvements, 3 classrooms, an office/library secure building, water well + pump, organic gardens, educational materials, and two fish raising ponds. We also continue to support SHCC with organisational development and technical advice. The centre now provides education to over 350 rural Cambodian students. A huge success!!!
* 2 Australian Centre of Education scholarships for SHCC staff to further develop their teaching skills.
* 21 grade 7 scholarships for rural children who would have never had the opportunity to continue their education.
* 1 grade 12 scholarship for a young man who will go a long way in this world!
* TLC also employed our first staff member, Sen Se, our Programs Officer (a truly amazing and dedicated young man).
In 2009 we hope to expand our scholarship program to reintegrate many more students back into the education system who have dropped out due to the financial burdens associated with secondary schooling. But first we still need to find 8 more individual sponsors for our current scholarship program. For more information on how to sponsor a child’s education in Cambodia please visit our PROGRAMS PAGE.
Without the support from people like you all this would not have been possible. We look forward to 2009, and to your continued support.
Once again, Merry Christmas and best of luck for the New Year.
This Life Cambodia Team