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Dragon Boat Racing – HOPE’s 2015 Fundraising Challenge

Remember last year’s fun and frolics in the water at Bewl Water? Well this year we’re all set to do it again and yes, you’ve guessed it we’re looking for some willing supporters.

If you fancy getting involved, whether paddling, drumming, cheering or fundraising we would love to hear from you!  Continued…

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Tanya’s blog – back in Siem Reap

Tanya and Tep

I wasn’t sure it could be done – catching up with all four local partners in a 3 trip day field trip tagged on to a business trip to Thailand – something I usually need a fortnight to do. OK, so I sacrificed shopping and seeing some friends but given my last visit to the Kingdom of Cambodia was 14 months ago I was eager to try.  Of course we stay in touch with all of our projects with regular reports and Skype but nothing beats seeing the young adults myself.

Arriving at the weekend helped as it is Saturday afternoon that Salariin Kampuchea Life Skills classes take place; two sessions of two hours with about 15 attending each one. It was especially good timing as the Fourth generation of students had only started a few weeks ago and today’s’ subject matter was “Communication”. Continued…

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Salariin Kampuchea Life skills group Visits a five-star Hotel – The Pacific Hotel

Students poolside at The Pacific Hotel, Siem Reap

Written by Mr Tep, Life Skills Teacher

On the January 24th, 2015 Life skill project in Salariin Kampuchea Organization has brought twenty-seven students to a local five-star in Siem Reap city in order to insert life skill students real knowledge and experiences with hotel departments such as Front desk, Restaurant, housekeeping departments and also general tasks related to the hotel industry. Continued…

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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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Thank you letter from Salariin Kampuchea

Ravy at the starting line!

Dear Jo and Tanya,

First of all, on behalf of Salariin Kampuchea, we would like to express our sincere thanks and gratefulness for your support on the bike race and ride this again. Our young adults are very happy to join the event.

Please see below for happy pictures of the students and staff. Continued…

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Tep from Salariin Kampuchea reports on recent Traffic Training Workshop

Life Skills Students attend Traffic Training Workshop

According to local statistics traffic accidents are increasing significantly in Cambodia. Thus the Traffic Department in Siem Reap and Salariin Kampuchea Organization have cooperated to conduct this workshop in order to not only provide traffic knowledge, but also reduce any injuries occurring from traffic accident. 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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