Vocational Training for La Polika
We met Sokphen while staying with his family in Kochuo village, a poor community in Siem Reap, Cambodia (near the famous Angkor Wat temples).
Five years ago, his neighbour's son, La Polika, broke his back when he fell from a coconut tree. It is very difficult to live with a disability in their community and although they were able to get him a wheelchair, he is very dependent on his aging parents to take care of him. He would like to learn how to fix phones in order to be able to make a living when his parents can't take care of him anymore & we would like to raise enough money for him to get this training!
Our goal is to raise $320 USD to pay for his tuition!
Thank you for considering this cause & for any donation you may be considering to make! We hope you will help us help La Polika find his independence!
Who am I & why am I fundraising?
Dear Friends, Family, & Lovely Strangers!
My name is Josephine and I've just spent a month in Vietnam & Cambodia with my sister, meeting and living with many locals in the areas we visited. We were touched by many of their stories, their desire for a better life, and the entrepreneurial ideas that they dreamed of achieving for their families and communities. In daily life I work for a human rights organization and have a Master's in Global Health & Disaster Risk Management from the University of Copenhagen, but hope to be able to make a difference in the lives of these individuals and communities from afar as well. I hope that you might find a worthy cause to donate your hard earned money to amongst the few projects I'll be posting!
Thanks for your time!