Hello there, my name is Alycia and I have started this fundraiser with my group of friends to hopefully be able to use this amount to purchase basic educational materials for the students in Samrong High School.
Samrong High School is located at Siem Reap, Cambodia and it is an hour drive away from the city. We have came to know this school through a school overseas community programme and was shock at the condition of the school. We were even more surprised about the lack of educational materials. When we were there, it was their school vacation and so those who came were volunteers to participate in the programme that we have planned for them.
We organised lessons where we taught them basic English, Science, Arts & Crafts etc. Before going to Cambodia, we assumed that the students had at least a pen or pencil and even a small note book but they came into the class empty handed. We were lucky that we brought extra pieces of paper to last us for the 3 days and there was even once where we noticed that the students didn't want to write on the paper because they felt it was too 'new'. All these items that we always take for granted are a privilege for these students. Therefore we felt that it is our duty to provide these items so that they could study and learn together properly. As we are only students we can't do much like donating a huge amount to help them renovate their school but this is the least that we could do. If this fund raiser is a success we would probably try it again next time.
Through the 3 days that we have spent with them, we have forged a very close bond. We even cried on the last day because we couldn't bear to leave them. Funds raised will be used to purchase basic educational materials such as pencil cases, pens, pencils etc and also to pay for shipping fees. We really hope that the public could help us and would appreciate everybody who have donated. Thank you so much.
The previous amount $300 is a minimum goal that we have set to help 1 class. However we would appreciate more donations and therefore we changed our goal to $500 as we are more than happy and willing to help the whole school. The estimated number of students in the school is around 300 hence we hope to get your fullest support!
Those who have donated and would like to have proof, we would take a photo of the parcel and send it to your email.
Simply send your email to [email protected], with your name.
We would probably be sending the parcel in end December so do be patient with us! :D