Friday, October 8, 2010

$15,000 For Cambodian Landmine-Affected Families From Canadian Landmine Foundation

A Mine Free World Foundation would like to thank the Canadian Landmine Foundation (CLMF) for its recent approval of a grant of $15,000 that will go a long way to help landmine-affected families in Battambang province, Cambodia.

Plans are underway to provide a number of the 50 identified families in Koas Krala district (see previous blog entry) with small self-sustainable businesses and educational support for their children.

Through the support of this grant along with funding from the Rotary Club of Etobicoke, up to 30 of these families will be provided with rural small businesses such as bicycle repairs, vegetable farming, noodle-making, sugar cane drink stalls, clock & watch repairs, chicken farming, barber and hairdressing shops – just to name a few.

Amongst the 50 of these families, 14 children will receive bicycles, two sets of school uniforms, school supplies and fees and breakfast daily for 2 years.

Another 8 children from these families will receive bicycles from the support of generous individual donors of A Mine Free World Foundation.

A trip to Battambang is planned for the first part of November to distribute this support to these identified landmine affected families.

Through the Rotary Wheels for Learning program of the Rotary Club of Gravenhurst, donations are currently being sought for 75 bicycles for children of these families and other impoverished children in this rural area.

I arrived in Phnom Penh 3 days ago to begin 6 months of volunteer work here. Local volunteers Un Vanthon and family and myself have been busy getting plans in place for next weekend’s Rotary Wheels for Learning bicycle distribution of 75 bicycles for rural children in Trapeang Tasome village in Takeo district.

Buy A Silk Scarf for $20 – Support Dental Hygiene for Rural Children!

Our Team will be making numerous trips to Battambang and Takeo districts this winter and accompanying us on some of these trips will be Cambodian Dentist Dr. Khom Pisal.

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Your purchase of a pure silk Cambodian scarf can provide dental hygiene education, toothbrushes and toothpaste for countless rural children and their families.

Help Support A Mine Free World Foundation’s work for rural landmine-affected children and their families. Your donations can go a long way to help these rural families out of their life of poverty.

To Donate, send your cheque to:

A Mine Free World Foundation

906 Fung Place,

Kitchener, On, Canada

N2A 4M3