Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Bracebridge-Muskoka Lakes and Orillia Rotary Bikes Arrive at CWF-Kep School!

Two days ago, 76 bicycles arrived from Phnom Penh...5 hours away from here!

Thanks to the generosity of The Bracebridge-Muskoka Lakes and Orillia Rotary Clubs, 72 children will have a way to get to school. 4 more bikes had been donated by Pauline Johns of Australia.

All bikes arrived 'sandwiched' in the back of a large truck. Children were estatic when the truck arrived.

Cambodia World Family - Krong Kep School (CWF-Kep)had 15 new students enrol that day! News about this bicycle shipment travels quickly - I'm sure the school will get more students as news of 'bikes for the students' travels through the villages!

Handlebars, lamps, pedals, baskets all had to be attached upon arrival...Rotary Stickers as well! That took two days in itself!

Teachers had to take turns staying overnight at the school to 'guard' this precious shipment until the big 'Bike Distribution Ceremony' tomorrow... Kep District officials in Attendance!

So, stay tuned...in a couple more days, I'll report in on the biggest ceremony a school around here has seen in a long time!

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