WHY ARE WE DOING THIS?
Completion of the secondary school certificate, and increasingly, being able to speak, read, and write English, are important prerequisites for getting a decent job. Without basic literacy and numeric skills it is difficult to get any job. A lack of education locks many people into a perpetual poverty cycle:
no education means no job;
no job means no money;
no money means no education;
no education means helplessness
And the cycle continues.
The mission of World Of Hope School is to provide assistance in relieving destitution, helplessness and education to the children and families of Siem Reap.
World of Hope believes in all aspects of the world in which we operate - environment, social, economic - creating a better tomorrow than today.
In September 2014 I was privileged to be amongst some amazing students, teachers and volunteers that headed to Siem Reap, Cambodia to help in a local rural school. When I got off the plane I fell in love with the country then the people and the children just filled my heart with love.
My dream is to become a part of the community as a whole. In the mean time along with these other amazing people, I will be raising funds, awareness and networking to sustain our school and give these beautiful children the start they deserve. I cannot wait to go back.
When I heard about what my wonderful friend Leanne was doing for this community I had to help. Changing and improving the lives of these children and their community is a fantastic and satisfying way to give back to those in less fortunate circumstances. I don't have a lot of spare
cash myself but I do have ideas, time and a commitment to this community.
I travelled to Cambodia with Leanne in June/July 2016 meeting the children and families was life changing.
In 2013, I began my Cambodian adventure through a student volunteer program in an orphanage in Siem Reap. This lead me to make many friends in the program, including one of our supervisors Rey. When I heard that Rey was going to open up his own school in Siem Reap I was keen to help out in any way I could and ended up on a flight over once again in November 2015 for a month to be a part of the World of Hope
Schools first Volunteers.
Since returning from this incredible experience I have continued to assist the World of Hope School with regular support and donations. I am now extremely privileged to have been offered a place as part of their committee to assist in fundraising and marketing