School of Joy Needs YOUR help – Please Donate Today
In November, my mom and I were fortunate enough to stumble across an amazing school just outside the city of Siem Reap, on our long awaited trip to Cambodia. The humble school was started by a local Cambodian man named Sovannara Yang who is attending University while working two jobs and uses his own salary to run the school.
Located in the outskirts of the city, the school is nestled in the middle an impoverished neighborhood, where the resident children have no means of transportation to travel to the public school provided by the government. Having only been open for a short time, the children in this community are, for the first time, receiving an education and are eager to learn.
The biggest educational need for these children is for them to learn English. The native language, Khmer, is only spoken in Cambodia by Cambodians. Since tourism is a large source of employment for Cambodians, speaking English is a must to ensure a future for these children.
These beautiful children are excited and thankful for the opportunity to learn.
In addition to free education for this community’s impoverished children. The school of peace offers a way to make a living for several Cambodian women that are HIV positive. These women have the opportunity to make wallets, purses and jewelry from recycled newspaper and are able to support themselves and their families in this way.
Sovannara and his staff are doing a wonderful job in starting and running this school with the limited resources that they have. We had such an amazing time volunteering at this school, falling in love with the children and having Sovannara share his vision with us.
Here’s where you come in: The school is in need of a website for donations and a presence for prospective volunteers to find when planning their travels to Siem Reap. I have asked Sovannara if I could use my resources in the U.S. to build this site and he accepted with excitement. It will cost $500.00 to build this website the proper way and I am asking for donations to finance the site and help the School of Peace grow to an entirely new level. Any amount is much appreciated and know that you are helping each and every one of these children have a better today and an even better tomorrow.
Thank you so much for your time and god bless.
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