Build schools for Cambodian children (カンボジアの子供たちに教育の支援を)

Update posted by Lisa Ito On Feb 24, 2018

Hi to all, and many apologies for this late update.

The Cambodia trip has been one of the greatest learning experiences for me, and it was an honor to be part of the NGO HOPE International Development Agency and their actions.

I had a great time interacting with the local students, who ranged from around 13 to 16 year olds. Because we were around the same age, I felt that we were able to communicated regardless of the language barrier. While they helped us construct the school floor, they taught us how to count to 1 to 10 in Khmer, and we taught them English and Japanese. It was overall very fun, and it made us want to support their education even more.

Additionally, one of the biggest things I learned was the importance of access to clean water. Although I had prior knowledge about clean water, they were all because of research and my knowledge was quite superficial. However, during the trip we visited a two families on the waiting list for a well, and we came face to face with their harsh lives of having to get water (which was contaminated and unsafe) from a stream 1 km from their homes. This really was a moment when I realized the difference installing wells can make - it provides safety from illnesses such as typhoid, it allows families to grow more water rich crops which increases their income, and it reduces their labour from having to walk all the way to a river.

I've attached a video I made after the trip about the things we did. Kim Leng from HOPE is also (very briefly) in the video - it was such an honor to meet her and learn things about Cambodia from her.

Once again, thank you very much to all of you for supporting this cause with your donations!

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Update posted by Lisa Ito On Dec 24, 2017

Hello, this is Lisa.

Here is a quick update on my progress of the campaign. I have exceeded my goal of ¥70,000, and submitted to HOPE international the other day. Thank you to all who have donated to make this possible! Look for more updates as my visit approaches.

Thank you,

Lisa

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Anonymous

Backed with ¥2000.00 On Dec 03, 2017

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Lisa, you are our pride and joy. I hope you are doing more than best!

Fumiko Shibuya

Backed with ¥5000.00 On Dec 01, 2017

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気お付けて行って来てください。陽子

yoko saito

Backed with ¥5000.00 On Nov 29, 2017

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Good to hear that you are contributing your time & efforts to a good cause. Gratin & Yo-Papa

HIroko Ito

Backed with ¥20000.00 On Nov 27, 2017

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カンボジアに気を付けて行ってらっしゃい。

Kazuhiko Inoue

Backed with ¥10000.00 On Nov 26, 2017

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Good luck, Lisa!

Kaoru White

Backed with ¥5000.00 On Nov 25, 2017

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Fumihiko Tochinai

Backed with ¥5000.00 On Nov 25, 2017

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🤡😈😘🤓

Hal Ito

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Lisa, 募金活動頑張ってね。応援します。

Scirocco - Hidetoshi

Backed with ¥5000.00 On Nov 24, 2017

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頑張って👍

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Backed with ¥1000.00 On Nov 23, 2017

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