December Newsletter

Svaychey Clean Water Project Update

Fantastic News – your support raised just over $2300 towards our Water Project. We are on track to commence mid-January 2017 and in good timeto collect vital water supplies during the wet season for the school and community. A big thank you from the families of Svaychey!

Step2Foundation Camobdian Education Charity

Art Draw Winners

1st Prize – Kara (Bulli, NSW)

2nd Prize – Doris (Ingleburn NSW)

The draw took place on Tuesday 29th November 2016 with Marie Miller & Nora Timpano of Little and Loud Preschool, Woonona. The children of Little and Loud held a gold coin dress up day and sold tickets to family and friends. What a huge effort from the kids raising more than $500.
We are so pleased to continue working with Marie on our new Student Teacher Mentor Program commencing in January 2017.
Please talk to us if you believe you have skills you would be prepared to share to help the community of Svaychey Village.

Mentoring Talented Students

As part of Svaychey English School’s mentoring and development program we have selected eight outstanding
students from disadvantaged families to be accelerated and mentored to achieve high results in national exams.
The aim is to support these students as they progress from primary school to secondary and tertiary education.
Students were selected based on criteria such as exam results, spoken English ability, attendance, eagerness to
achieve, attitude and family support. These students believe the program will help them improve their educational opportunities and theircircumstances in establishing a future career.
Sponsor children in Cambodia
For the cost of a lunch out each week, you could assist with:
  • Tuition
  • Books / school supplies
  • Uniform
  • Advanced English Coaching

Be a part of the change and sponsor a child’s education today.

You can follow the progress of your sponsored student with updates of exam results and personal progress as
they complete each school year. The satisfaction of seeing these students progress into tertiary education is enormous.

Students Benefit from Learning English

Congratulations to our four students who have found employment. This is a wonderful outcome and we have nothing but praise for their diligence and dedication to their studies, particularly in English language. These boys are now on their way to reaching their goals of finding professional jobs that will help them to support their families.
CHHY CHHAT found work as a bell boy
VIBOL SAN found work as a receptionist
NIKA HON found work as a waiter
SAREN KHON found work at Coca Cola
Cambodian education sponsorship

Volunteer Teacher Program

So excited.…. we have Liam Horniblow returning to Svaychey for five weeks, Liam spent 10 weeks in the Village this time last year so we are thrilled to have him back. So are the kids no doubt, they really enjoyed his visit last year.
We also have a new Volunteer arriving at the school in January 2017, Yvonne Bradford. Yvonne has extensive experience in Education and particularly in ESL (English as a Second Language). During her stay Yvonne will be working with our Cambodian teachers using her experience in the area of ESL to develop a tailored curriculum targeted to the school environment in Cambodiaand focused on success.
Looking forward to updating you on both Liam and Yvonne’s stay in Svaychey in our next newsletter.

Experience Cambodia and Be a Part of the Change

Volunteer teacher in Cambodia
We are almost ready to launch our next major raffle which is all around travel, and what better place to go than Cambodia. The draw will run until our inaugural Fund Raising evening in September 2017 which you will all be
invited to.
First Prize includes airfare, accommodation, and a guided tour of some of Siem Reaps most sort out sites and
of course a visit to Svaychey English School. 2nd and 3rd prizes will be vouchers for destinations of your choice.
This will be our largest fundraiser to date, with the target being an extension on Svaychey School to host our
volunteer teachers and extend our Volunteer Program. We will also be funding the expansion of the Clean Water Project with Stage 2 being to build a tiled wash room for the children.
The community will be assisting with labour so we are looking to secure some volunteer experienced builders to lead the building project for 3 weeks last quarter of 2017.