Thursday, December 9, 2010

Educational Support for 14 Students from Landmine-affected Families in Cambodia


Click on above photo to view 14-students from landmine-affected families supported by the Canadian Landmine Foundation

Over the past three weeks A Mine Free World Foundation board members Pauline Johns, Lisa McCoy and Un Vanthon have been busy implementing projects in Battambang and Takeo provinces here in Cambodia.  There are many updates to post!

The first stage of educational, vocational and occupational support has been implemented in Battambang province for landmine-affected families.  This undertaking is supported by the Canadian Landmine Foundation and the Rotary Club of Etobicoke. 

In Takeo province, we've visited Big Love School where the Rotary Club of Etobicoke has sponsored a four month meal plan for over 70 children.  We've also spent the past couple of days with Dr. Khom Pisal visiting area schools where she teaches the children Dental Hygiene and where we have distributed about 1,500 tubes of toothpaste and toothbrushes. Thanks to Rotarians from Huntville and Gravenhurst for supporting this ongoing successful program.

All our team members have experienced great joy as we travel about Cambodia providing bicycles for children, self-sustainability to families affected by landmines, and educational support to students in need.

Keep tuned to this blog as I try to update all these continuing projects.  November was a busy month:

On November 20th, 2010, landmine-affected families received educational, occupational and vocational support. Funded by the Canadian Landmine Foundation, these 14 students in Koas Krala district, Battambang province have received bicycles, 2 sets of school uniforms, school supplies, school bag and a meal a day for two years. This is a part of 'Project Battambang', conducted on the ground here in Cambodia by 'A Mine Free World Foundation' www.aminefreeworld.org/ board and volunteers. Thanks to the Koas Krala District Office of the Cambodian Red Cross who helped identify these students in need, and is continuing to monitor their needs in the area.

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