On the 8th of December, Thom San, manager of Siem Reap touring company Travel to Inspire, will take part in the Angkor Wat International Half Marathon aiming to run 21 km in order to raise more money for his projects aimed at improving the education and development chances of local children around the Siem Reap area.
Travel To Inspire, his touring company for the Angkor Wat temple sites, already devotes 50% of its profits to fund these projects, aiming at providing local schools with much needed material and human resources.
Very often, teachers in the rural areas of Cambodia have to deal with the lack of resources, materials are scarce and often outdated, teachers have to teach several classes and topics or they have to teach in remote areas with little support. These teaching conditions have collateral negative effects in the quality of children’s education.
The Inspire programme aims to support the teachers in the primary and secondary schools in Korm Ping Pouy in the Phnom Srok district. The project will bring support materials to enhance instruction as well as awareness of the importance to stay in school.The project on education & training in Korm Ping Pouy aims to:
- Create a local library with materials in Khmer and English, open to all members of the community;
- Install a computer room for the primary and secondary schools;
- Launch an international volunteering programme to provide English courses all year round;
This infrastructure, the materials as well as the English and computing workshops will be open to all the community, with the scope to promote long-life learning. In the mid term, we aim to foster a learning culture that values education as a common practice, open to all and with a tangible economic value.
The goal of this particular fundraiser is to gather enough money to buy 50 second hand computers for the school's computer rooms. Each computer costs around 360$. Any donation, no matter how small, is already a big help though!