I have had little time to update the blog, doing other things but am going to try harder.
I have been following these elections with dumbfounded interest. The unbelievable naevity of local people simply amazes me. They believe what politicians tells them, seamingly without question.
Sam Rainsey (CNRP), makes lots of promises for changes to the plight of ordinary Cambodia, I hope he is able to fulfill the promises, I somehow have some doubts … but the people believe all he tells them. Only time will tell.
Meanwhile the CPP continues to run the place with a fist of Iron all be it in a very well made kidd glove.
“Imagine.” Let’s take a minute to think about this powerful word. It suggests ideas and dreams for the future. It brings hope that what can be imagined, can be achieved. I’m happy to say that with our donors’ help, we have achieved what was once just an idea, hope, and dream for thousands of children.
Then: Phymean Noun with the kids in the garbage dump before attending the JustWorld/PIO school.
Allow me to introduce you to some of the children at the JustWorld/People’s Improvement Organization (PIO) school at Stung Mean Chey, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Han, Chhun, Vor, and Keo shared with me their dreams to someday become teachers, photographers, and nurses. Their reality, however, was much different. They were barefoot, sick, and hungry – scavenging a garbage dump for food and any materials that could be sold, earning a few pennies a day and having no means to a better life.
As you imagine how life was for these children, realize that in less than a decade, with the help from JustWorld supporters like you, we have been able to provide free education, free meals, and free medical care to more than 3,000 children at JustWorld projects in Honduras, Cambodia, Guatemala, and Brazil. We’ve given these children the ability to imagine a better life, filled with hope and sucess for the future.
Today: Students at the JustWorld/PIO school at Stung Mean Chey
Can you imagine what more we can do together?
We need your support. Please contribute to the JustWorld International Annual Fund. Participation at any level is important and your contribution will help ensure that all of our programs continue to offer our kids – this year and every year – the opportunity to fulfill their dreams with the tools and support JustWorld has given them.
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Aogaah Foundation® provides educational OPPORTUNITY for impoverished children by
opening and operating free Community Schools. ‘Aogaah’ means ‘opportunity’ in Khmer,
the language of Cambodia.
The Foundation educates children in their native language. Aogaah’s schools are
taught by community adults for community children. The curriculum promotes local
customs. Classes in English are only offered in communities that specifically request them.
Aogaah Foundation®, registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark office, is an American 501
(c) 3 non-profit, tax exempt corporation. The Foundation was created by and is directed by a
volunteer group of teachers, students and artists from Arizona (USA). Donations mailed to
the USA Phoenix, Arizona address or made via this web site are tax deductible as permitted
by law. Click here for the USA address and/or to make an on-line donation.
No corporate official receives a salary, benefits or reimbursements for his/her work for the Foundation.
Aogaah need to raise a minimum of $8000 per year to enable 100 kids to have the opportunity to attend school ($10000 needed for next year), not a lot when you think of what is spent on an individuals education in the west. All monies received to date are from personal donations, some corporate donations would be nice.
Go take a look at the site it is really much improved and easier to navigate.
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