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Jo’s trip back to Cambodia, but…

Lunch at the temples

11 days are just never enough to see and do everything that needs doing in Siem Reap, especially when you want to catch up with old friends, help celebrate birthdays and see how all our wonderful projects are running. The ‘To Do’ list was long but fortunately only very little was left undone and hey, there is always next year…

On our first day, by chance, we bumped into one of Sangkheum Center’s young adults, Pok, who you may remember from our previous blogs as training with the army to become a nurse. She was beaming from ear to ear when she saw me and couldn’t wait to tell us about her new good looking husband and new job at the Eye department of the Provincial Hospital! So pleased to hear her good fortune, my smile in turn beamed from ear to ear and did not leave my face the entire trip – it was great to be back. Continued…

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Sharing the Message – the whole story?

Bulldog Trust at Two Temple Place

The Bulldog Trust recently invited charity trustees along to a workshop, which apart from meeting like-minded people in an impressive historic setting along the river Thames in London, encouraged us tell the whole story and not just the parts we think you want to hear.

Often we choose not to tell you the gritty stuff, mainly because we like to keep positive and demonstrate all the progress our projects make with your donations.

But why is the support needed in the first place and what happens to the youngsters that don’t receive support?

Continued…

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Ravy is cycling 30km!

Ravy in training on his moto back in 2010

The Angkor Wat Bike4Kids (previously the Angkor Wat Bike Race & Ride) is an annual event held in the grounds of the spectacular Angkor Wat.

Each year a group of 20 to 30 children from Salariin Kampuchea participates, and each year our director bravely volunteers to bring up the rear on his moped.This year, Continued…

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Salariin Kampuchea Life Skills Students visit Soria Moria

Life Skills Students visit Soria Moria Hotel

Once again the Salariin Kampuchea Life Skills students got the opportunity to visit the Soria Moria Hotel and see first hand what it’s like to work in a hotel.

Our good friends Sokha and Sochen showed the students front and back of house areas and gave a short presentation on what it is like to work in the hospitality industry. Continued…

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Hope it Floats!

HOPE It Floats 2014 Crew

If you missed our Facebook and Twitter feeds you would’ve missed news that our 2014 fundraiser was an absolute huge success and we’ve even got excitement in the ranks to do it all over again in 2015. Which we’re up for, if you are?

Many thanks to all who joined in the fun and huge thanks for all those who helped us raise a whopping great big £2,467.51 which will go directly towards young adults programmes at Continued…

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Dragon Boat Challenge

Dragon Boat at Bewl Water

We are excited to announce our 2014 fundraising challenge! We would love you to get involved either by being part of our boat crew or  support team. The event is being held at beautiful Bewl Water in  Kent on Sunday 14th of September. Join Thomas, Tanya, Jo, Harriet and Nathan and help raise much needed funds for young adults in Cambodia. Continued…

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Global Giving Update… Postcard from Cambodia.

This video was shot back in 2008 when eight young shy Cambodians were lacking the tools and confidence for independent living. Today, in their early 20s they have benefitted hugely from the Preparation and Integration modules that this Life Skills programme provides. It has helped them immensely prepare for, and adjust to, life beyond Sangkheum Centre for Children.  Continued…

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Cambodia Daily Report – Boy Caught Up in Protests Faces 11 Years in Jail

This Life Cambodia

Sadly this sort of thing happens to children too frequently in Cambodia where there is no reasonable juvenile justice system so they are treated and sentenced as if they were adults. The sentences are long and the children can miss the key years of their developing life. Continued…

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Colleague runs the Paris Marathon & raises over £600 for HOPE

Kristina runs the Paris Marathon for HOPE

Last weekend Jo’s colleague, Kristina, at the Responsible Hospitality Partnership took up the awesome challenge of participating in the Paris marathon, that’s running 26.2 miles in the wonderful city of Paris!

You may remember this is where HOPE started their journey 5 years ago, when Tanya took on her first charity ride. Read Tanya’s story here!

Kristina’s run started at the Avenue des Champs-Elysees, downhill towards the Place de la Concorde before turning into Rue de Rivoli. Passing along the way some of Paris’ most famous sights including the Louvre, the Place de la Bastille, the Seine, the Pont Neuf and the Eiffel Tower. Continued…

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Raising funds and HOPE’s profile in Sunny Oxfordshire

Silk Lab Products

The Talking Shop in Sandford-On-Thames, Oxfordshire, is a great place for raising funds and networking! Planning our time to coincide with gift buying for next week’s Mothering Sunday we set up a Silk Lab stall in the heart of the community. Continued…

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