Saturday, August 11, 2007

School Built in Krong Kep, Southwestern Cambodia

I finally got to visit the school we built in Krong Kep, southwestern Cambodia, a location which never previously had a school. The funders, Wendy Grace and Michael Honack, have supplied $5.000 per year to keep things running there but this is not adequate for the scope of what they are trying to accomplish. The teachers with very low salary are running courses in adult literacy in Cambodian language (mostly for women who are heads of families and illiterate) in 6 impoverished villages in the area, the last to be liberated from years of Khmer Rouge oppression. They have also been teaching Sewing, English, and now they want to start at computer course and agriculture program. When they have had extra funds, they have offered micro-credit and small-business training.

I am heartened that my nephew Evan wants to get involved with World Family and could possibly take it into a "world-class charity". Thanks also for YOUR support over the years.

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