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Boxing Class

We have recently been lucky enough to have some boxing classes at the center. Patrick has been here to teach few beginner sessions and hopes to run a few more. The children have loved it and pick it up very quickly. It is a disciplined sport and builds the confidence of those involved (strictly boxing the pads and not each other!!).

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The children have loved having a new challenge, and some of them are getting pretty good. As you can imagine in the heat it is also pretty tiring, so it makes for quieter classes for the teachers afterward! A big thank you to Patrick to take the time to come in and we look forward to the next class.

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Posted by on November 24, 2014 in 2014

 

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

 

A Fond Farewell

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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