HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!
Soa & Son

Our preschool teacher, Ms Sao,

celebrates the birth of her first son just in time for Mothers Day.  To encourage bonding, we have introduced a 3 month paid maternity  leave for CCDO staff. All nursing mothers are encouraged to bring their baby with them to work.

CCDO salutes all mothers as we believe they are the backbone of society. Consider celebrating your mother's special day by donating a water well or latrine in her name.

Water & Sanitation Tracker
Wells needed : 59 
Latrines needed: 47

                     Jan  Feb Mar Apr  May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct  Nov   Dec 
Wells Built      8      5    6     5
Latrines Built  7      4   15    6

Report from the Ground
New Colorful Trash Cans

In our relentless Fight for Cleanliness, cute trash cans or as the Brits call them "rubbish bins" were made from recycled tires and were cleverly painted by artistic volunteers Serene Tan and Peter Gatt. They also put up special signs around campus to remind the kids not to litter. The trash cans also double up as teaching tools for the young students to learn about shapes and colors.  

 

Colorful BinRubbish Bin Sign

 

Puberty Workshops

 

Our wonderful Community Workers - Narith, Sarun & Salorm, completed a series of Puberty presentations for Honour Village, another NGO. They were having some behaviorial issues with their teens and we were asked to help with our outstanding puberty classes that cover everything from changing bodies to building healthy relationships. There were 35 students from 6th-9th grade who participated in the weekend workshops.

 

Fundraisers

Koh Samui Fundraiser   

 

The Ex-Pat community on the island of Koh Samui,Thailand is very charity conscious. Jenni Lipa along with Roger Higginson, Tina Martucci and Brenda Morton helped organize an outstanding event on 24th April. The main purpose - to raise funds for desks and computers for the new Cultural and Learning Center.  

 

Premier Sports Bar in Bangrak hosted the event, providing food and entertainment by Elvis. John Martucci was the Live Auctioneer who managed to squeeze the maximum bids for the prizes that included restaurant prizes, yoga classes, facials and day spa packages.

 

Thanks to many of the top restaurants for the prizes as well as Samui Times who donated 6 months worth of free advertising. A big thank you to all who participated in this successful event which raised $1,600.

Sandy's Anti-Trafficking Fundraiser 

 

The first in a series of house parties that will raise awareness and funds to the prevention of human trafficking was held, May 3rd, at the home of Sandra Reed in Moraga, California.  

 

The 27 guests enjoyed wine and cheese while watching a documentary film "The Pink Room". Live entertainment was provided by French jazz duo Isabelle and Jeff Magidson. Introductions were made by our volunteer VP, Ksenija Olmer, who shared more about our anti-trafficking workshops and our colorful comic book - a great tool teaching children and their parents about the problem. The workshop raised over $800.

 

Do consider holding your own house party to support our work in the area of anti -trafficking, water and sanitation or education. It is easy to do and we will help you in any way we can.

Thank you for your generous donations!
Scholarship Rice

A big thanks to... 

 

Judy Helder for continuing to support our education. Her yearly donation of $500 towards high school scholarships ensures hardworking students and their families can receive help in the form of uniforms, school supplies, bikes and monthly rice allowance. 

  

We currently have 15 high school scholarship students and would like to choose a new batch of promising students at the end of this school when they graduate from Ta Pang Secondary school and head to High School.    

 

Will you consider sponsoring a student? The sponsorship is $300 per year. Please consider making a monthly contribution on our website. 

 

Dentsu Aegis Network  NYC

Our "New York Route to Good" partners Dentsu Aegis exceeded their fundraising goal of $500 and have sent us a check for $967 for two water wells and two latrines.

Our founder Jenni Lipa was able to visit their offices for a brown bag presentation and met some of the generous employees. 

 

Dentsu WellDentsu Latrine
Arlington Community Church
Our wonderful California volunteers Linda and Jim Young who spent time helping in our Cambodian schools last year have rallied their church congregation and collected $835 - for two water wells, 
one latrine, and a little extra for well maintenance! 
Celebrating Volunteers
Our students will be thrilled to hear that, Kadijah Spence, is returning for her second volunteer visit. She is a motivated and fun science instructor who knows how to engage children in a new way of learning with her fun & interactive lessons. She is a student at Manhattanville College and Kadijah has been a proud supporter since her high school years when she first started spreading awareness and raising funds for our cause.

 

We hope you like the bold new look of our newsletter!  A big "Thank You" goes to our newest Singapore volunteer, the talented Clarabelle Chong
School Construction Update
Building April 27
The roof was completed in record time. Now comes the groundwork and laying of the tiles in the classrooms and the corridors. We are still urgently in need of solar panels,fans and lights for the classrooms.

If you would like to make a contribution, we need...

 

  • 12 Ceiling Fans at $55 each 
  • 12 LED Lights at $18 each
  • 6 Solar Panels at $200 each
  • 1 Inverter at $675
  • 8 Batteries at $150


Remember: Ordinary people can do extraordinary things that make a difference in the world, ONE CHILD AT A TIME!

Cambodian Child's Dream Organization