So our Cambodia education program began with a pilot school in Phnom Penh 9 years ago, and here's 2 bits of good news.
- The government still hasn't forced families out and bulldozed their houses down to build luxury condos.
- We have proof that our program works.
The 6 students here spent years at this school. Because of the music skills, teamwork, and friendship developed at our school, they all received scholarships to a well-respected private school. Doctor, teacher, interior designer -- these are some of the aspirations they have.
In the meantime, the 75+ younger children at the school, all from the poorest families, continue to show a curiosity, earnestness, and energy that motivate them to discover and learn. Together with nearly 150 other children in Battambang and Siem Reap, F2F continues to stress that a good education is far more varied —and enjoyable — than what children normally get at regular school.
Gratitude to all who participate in our child sponsorship program, and a special call-out to the World Service Committee members from the Church-in-the-Gardens in Forest Hills, New York and their years of generous support.