In the spirit of Christmas we would like to give something back to the local community...
Therefore the whole team of the Mekong Navigator will hold a charity event on the 10th of January, 2018, to help out at a local NGO. Work that has to be done include gardening, painting and organizing. Besides the manual labor we do -like constructing the garden- the kids are in need of certain items as well.
The SFODA NGO in Phnom Penh is hosting 55 children and teenagers in difficult conditions. One being the location on the Tonlesap river (Side river of the Mekong), just opposite of the docking place of the Mekong Navigator. In the rainy season the flood cover the places where children eat and sleep for a longer part of the year and a road cuts the orphanage area in two. The children living in this residential area are infected or affected by HIV/AIDS, children victims of trafficking, orphans and abandoned babies.
The conditions under which they live are way below for our European standards. Yet the smile with which they welcome and greet us, makes you wonder about the right way to help them.
The NGO is well known to our hospitality manager Kanika as she is helping out a lot at the residential area and it is for sure a trusted organization. What we have been able to do for them so far is limited. We brought fresh fruit, school supplies, shoes, clothes. Some of our crew members already helped out in their spare time, or took the kids out to play ball games. Hoping to be able to do more with the upcoming charity event, just to make their living area a bit more comfortable and fun!
List of items that we would like to provide
For the garden:
14 bags of soil ($3 per bag)
5 bags of cement ($7 per bag)
400 bricks (Total approx. $30)
Seeds (Total approx. $15)
For the painting:
Metal paint 3 ($12 per bucket)
Wall paint 2 ($18 per bucket)
5 Fans ($38 per fan)
35 matrasses ($35 per matrass)
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We will post updates with regards to the Event!
Akun! Thank you!