|AMFW Lisa McCoy with the Round Square Student Team 2011|
in front of Their Completed School
in Prokeab village, Cambodia
|Students from Round Square and their Nearly Completed School!|
December 20th - Construction Day 8!
School Building Project Funded & Built by http://www.roundsquare.org/
In Collaboration with A Mine Free World Foundation, Canada
& Banyan Learning Tree in Cambodia
|Round Square Students Design Sign for Their Constructed School|
|Round Square Student Team Leader David MacLellan (Canada) and|
AMFW Exec. Director Lisa McCoy at Dec. 19th
Bicycle Distribution Ceremony at 'Brighter Beginnings'.
| Round Square Adult Leadership Training Team and Their Completed|
'Happy Gecko' School in Bakot, Takeo Province.
Under 'Happy Gecko' Sign: RSIS Project Manager Liz Gray and RS Exec Director Brian Dawson
|RSIS Students in Early Phase of School Construction-|
International Students Providing 'Sweat Equity' for the Education of Rural Cambodian Children.
In early December, 21 students arrived in Cambodia from participating international Round Square Schools to build a school at the Banyan Learning Tree Centre located in Prokeab village, Takeo province, Cambodia.
Countries represented include Kenya, Canada, Australia, South Africa, India and England. Their Team Leaders are David McLellan (Canada) and Sonia Christian (South Africa).
Their 'Sweat Equity' Trip not only included building a school in rural Cambodia, but to also to participate in many of the cultural aspects of Cambodia. This included, visiting many of Cambodia's historical sights, learning a bit of the language, and social interaction with Khmer students.
A major hightlight of their trip was the 'Bicycle and Chicken Distribution Ceremony' which was held on December 19th. The RS students had raised a few thousand dollars towards bikes and chickens for needy children and families. These were presented to the recipients at a grand distribution ceremony presided by the local Commune Leader, Mr. San Keoun.
It has been a pleasure for me to spend each day with these amazing students dedicated to provide education for the rural children in Takeo province. We all plan to celebrate this grand accomplishment by spending Christmas at the beach in Sihanoukville, Cambodia.