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We are a team of entrepreneurs and leaders who have come together to raise funds to build a school in Cambodia.
What started as a dream in the mind our leader Alisoun Mackenzie is now turning into reality.
Together we’re raising the funds to build the school. Then December 2019/early 2020 we’ll go to Cambodia to see the school and help out in the local community.
Why are we building a school?
Most of us are travellers who have seen first hand how eager young children in third world countries would love to get the opportunity to go school. They know education is the best way to improve their lives and break free from poverty. Yet many live in places where there is no school to go to.
They don’t have much, but they do have HOPE.
Hope that one day they will go to school...
Hope that through their education they will be able to create a better life for themselves, their families and their community...
Hope that often results in unrealised dreams–just because they were born in a country where schools are not yet available.
Imagine how different your life would be if you'd had no education...
Or if there were no schools for your children to go to...
How much does it cost to build our school?
Approximately £35,000 will build a child-friendly school although we’d love to raise more so we can have a greater impact on the community.
All funds raised through this campaign will go towards building the school and associated community projects. Each of us will be funding the cost of our trip ourselves.
Who is building the school?
The school is built through a charity called Classroom of Hope who work in partnership with the local community and with agreement from local officials to invest in providing paid teachers. Our partners will also provide extra training to teachers to ensure the children in these remote areas receive a good quality education.
We appreciate your support!
Please help us help a whole community of young people for generations to come by giving whatever you can to our fundraising campaign.
Donations are in sterling. If you live outside the UK, £10 = US$13 = €11 (approximate values as at December 2018).
Thanks for your support, it means a lot!
Challenges in Cambodia
After more than two decades of civil war, Cambodia has become one of the poorest and least developed countries in South-East Asia, with low adult literacy and high drop out and repetition rates in primary and secondary schools.
Building Schools in Cambodia
While main cities such as Siem Reap and Phnom Penh, may seem to be thriving due to the blooming tourism industry and assistance received from the high influx of non-government and community-based organisations, development is not evenly spread in Cambodia. Many families continue their struggle to make ends meet, as the majority of villages outside cities remain invisible, unsupported and have no share in the socio-economic growth. This coupled with the very poor condition of school buildings, means that education takes second place, as parents fear for their children’s safety. Although most of the communities understand the importance of education, they lack the resources and ability to provide clean drinking water and basic school and sanitary facilities. Hence, building schools in Cambodia is critical for increasing students’ participation in education.