Celebrating all these Connections!

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 high school students across Cambodia who hoped to pass the exam and advance to university studies. As a result, only 35% of the country's students passed the extremely challenging exam. 

One of our outstanding students who passed the exam is Yun Domminelle! She is pictured by her home with her grandmother and mother. 

"My family and I are very excited with the results of my exams. This year, a lot of students have failed the exams because the government has reformed its education system and strengthened the quality of the exams this year. However, I and some other SC students are lucky enough to pass this year's exams and continue to study at the university. Thank you everyone for providing a good education to us and other students for free."

This year 23 new scholars will join 94 currently enrolled university students who are advancing to their 2nd, 3rd, and 4th years. They are full of hope and dreams for the future! 

In the photo above, Domminelle, standing 3rd from the left, gathers with a group of university students after their meeting in Pursat. 

Connections between... You and this wonderful world of hope and helping... 

We hope you will visit our website or contact us to learn more about becoming a scholarship sponsor for Domminelle or for our other wonderful students! Or visit the website to help in any of a number of ways. 

From everyone at Sustainable Cambodia,
may this New Year bring the Blessings of Joy and Peace.  


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