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Celebrating all these Connections!

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In this Special December Newsletter, we are
Celebrating the Joy of Connections!

Connections between... inspired 6th grade Florida students who raised funds for a well in Cambodia, and their colorful "messages of hope" for the rural children who now drink from that flourishing well in rural Angkrong Village!






Connections between... international Rotarians, supporters, and volunteers and the families they empower through latrines, biosand filters,  rooftop rainwater harvest tanks and biogas energy.




Connections between... sponsors and students through their encouraging stories, letters, drawings, and photos.



Connections between... donors like the Ferrero Family and Pearson Foundation/We Give Books and our students who discover the wonder of learning through a mountain of science books and exciting ipads!




Connections between... new scholars and their dreams.  In 2014 the Cambodian Minister of Education increased the degree of difficulty in the 12th grade state exam for thousands of hi…

Our Volunteer Cycles 2000km to Enable Future Stars of Cambodia!

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We hope you know how grateful we are for your help in improving the quality of children's lives, and helping their families achieve sustainability and self-sufficiency.



You hopefully know that we have only native Cambodians as paid staff, and everyone else works as unpaid volunteers. We spend nothing on marketing, so all contributed funding goes to the Cambodian projects. But there's never enough funding for all the wells, cisterns, seeds, school buildings and teachers that are needed. So we are always thinking, "What can we do about this?"

Well, one of our volunteers didn't just "think about it"... He came up with a solution! Martin Benda is riding 2,000 kilometers to support education for the children in rural Cambodia! Read below to discover more...


Our Volunteer Cycles 2000km to Enable Future Stars of Cambodia!
The following is what Martin Benda says about the campaign:

It all began in March 2014 when Victor Siow (a member of the board of directors of…

Jorie's 18th Birthday Gift Changes Lives!

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This is a note of gratitude to all of you who are improving the quality of children's lives, and helping their families achieve sustainability and self-sufficiency.


We strive to be efficient with funding. We have only native Cambodians for paid staff, and everyone else works as unpaid volunteers. We spend nothing on marketing. All contributed funding goes to the Cambodian projects. But funding the well-drilling, pumps, cisterns, seeds, school buildings, school books, etc. is always a challenge. So we are always thinking, "What can we do about this?"

Well, one of our supporters didn't just "think about it," she came up with a solution! And she took action! Read below about how JORIE MORAN used her 18th birthday celebration to help dozens of children and their families...

Jorie's 18th Birthday Gift Changes Lives!
Jorie Moran recently returned from her work overseas in Vietnam and Cambodia. While in Cambodia, she was moved by the history of this nation and…

Community Ponds Change Lives

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Cambodia is a country of stark contrasts. In the rainy season water is abundant, so rural families can farm, grow vegetables, produce an income, and send their children to school.

In the dry season, everything is different; the shallow ponds quickly dry up, and water becomes very difficult to reach. Not only is drinking water scarce, but farming is difficult, and as vegetables disappear so does the ability to earn an income for the family. For many families, this leads to one of the parents leaving for temporary jobs in large towns or even in Thailand. The children at home have to do more housework and chores, and the biggest of those chores is spending several hours each day travelling to collect water. As a result, children often can't go to school regularly. When they miss school, they get low grades and eventually drop out, and the cycle of poverty is recreated….
Your support helps families break the cycle of poverty. We are grateful for all our supporters around the world, inc…

Thanks to the Youthlinc Teams: They made everyone smile!

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This past month, Youthlinc again sent students and mentors to visit our Cambodia projects. Youthlinc is nonprofit organization dedicated to creating lifetime humanitarians by offering students and mentors local and international service experiences. Rotary clubs and Rotarians are engaged in helping Youthlinc with this program. This year we had two groups of students - 80 students per group, plus mentors - who came to help with some major projects.

We are grateful for all our supporters around the world, including you, and Youthlinc, and the many Rotarians who are working through Sustainable Cambodia and Sustainable Cambodia Australia to help village families and children. With everyone's help, nearly 400 wells are providing safe water, more than 4,500 students are currently enrolled in our schools, and nearly 25,000 Cambodians have been able to change their lives for the better. None of this would be happening without supporters like you!



Each Youthlinc team spent around 10 days i…