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Fun in the Sun!

It was everyone’s favorite time of year again, beach time! 50 of us, including some of our older students to help out, packed into vans and onto motorbikes and headed to the Small Beach Bar. We spent the first half hour doing our regular beach clear up (though fantastically the whole area was cleaner than normal already), splitting into 3 groups to get the widest area covered.

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Then it was time for the fun to begin with everyone racing into the water with life vests and rubber rings to wreck havock! It was awesome, I think some of them could have stayed playing forever!

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Then to revive us all Mom and the staff had prepared fried rice with chicken and vegetables, for them all, delicious and nutritious! Then to top it all off Henrik and Mom brought everyone ice-cream. A very happy trip to say the least!

 
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Posted by on November 3, 2014 in 2014

 

Our Video

A brief look at what the center does.

 
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Posted by on October 20, 2014 in 2012

 

A Fond Farewell

The two boys

The time has come to bid a very fond farewell to two of our students, Vann (far left) and Puth (center right). Both have attended our evening classes (both computer and English) for many years and have been fantastic students, both very bright and hardworking. The parting is not a sad one however as the two have been lucky enough to get the opportunity to move to live with a relative in France, opening up a new world of opportunities for them. Everyone at the Center wishes them the very best of luck in this new adventure!

 
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Posted by on October 6, 2014 in 2012, 2014

 

Container Part 2: Computers and Other Charities

Our fantastic new computers from our friends at A Heart For Cambodia are now fully operational and thanks to the dedicated fundraising efforts of Liz Morris our computer classes are now running for 2 hours five nights a week. The new computers make such a huge difference with far better software and capabilities, we even have some students now learning design on Photoshop!

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As we have more computers than before we have also been able to take on a few new students and each of the classes is at full capacity. Computer literacy is such an important skill in this day and age and it is fantastic to be able to provide our community with the opportunity to study it.

We have also completed the distribution of other computers, clothes and desks from the container, with Friends of Koh Rong, Steng Hau and Painting Smiles school, all receiving computers, desks and clothes. These donations make such a huge difference to charities such as ourselves whose funding is always limited, so once again a massive THANK YOU on behalf of all of us who benefited to those who made it possible!

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Posted by on October 1, 2014 in 2014

 

Container Part One: Unpacking and Clothes

We have been extremely lucky recently to receive a huge amount of supplies for our center from A Heart For Cambodia. This group filled an entire container full of desks, computers and clothes and arranged for it to be shipped over to Cambodia. With importing goods normally being a struggle we did not have the highest hopes that the container would be released from the port particularly quickly, but luckily after only a few days (and with the very hard work of Runny, an AHFC contact here in Sihanoukville) the supplies were free.

The first step was to unload it all and sort through it. Luckily we had lots of help. AHFC, myself and Runny had earmarked different charities in the area which we though could benefit from the supplies and we went about dividing everything up. There was so much stuff we had to take it in a few loads up to the center. We went with the tables and clothes first.

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Up to the school to unpack our new supplies.

 

 

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Everyone was lending a hand!

 

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Sokheang was very pleased with his new class room.

We used the new desks to replace our old ones (which have been passed onto another charity). The main bonus is that we can easily stack these, giving us so much more space so we are not on top of each other all the time! It will make our lives a million times easier and nicer.

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We can stack the tables easily to make more space for everyone too.

Clothes were distributed (along with school bags) to each of our students (along with a few items for adults in their families). It was like Christmas and great to see all the smiling faces with their shiny new clothes. They were all very grateful for their new things. A huge thank you to everyone who donated both their possessions and their time!

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Singing while we waited to give the clothes out.

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The morning group all waited very nicely.

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Even though it was raining!

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Everyone got something.

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The afternoon bunch posing for a picture or 2.

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Posted by on August 11, 2014 in 2012

 

New Sports Kits

Team Photo

With their fantastic new space to practice in we decided our hard working football team deserved some new kits. They are all practicing so hard and are getting to play against lots of different teams now in different friendly matches and in weekend competitions.With taking on some new members our age range is now very spread, so although they all train together, in matches we now have a younger team and an older one. Sok Morng continues to do a fantastic job in coaching them, both in football skills and behavior, teamwork and confidence.

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Posted by on July 28, 2014 in 2012

 

Some Art

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To go with our new paint job we decided it was time for a few more nice pictures. Some of our older students took up the task and came up with some lovely pieces.

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Posted by on July 10, 2014 in 2012

 
 
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