School Budget for 2021
We are raising $30,000 for one year of administrative costs. It currently costs $3,750.00 each quarter to keep the doors open and pay all of the teacher salaries and supplies. There are several plans underway to develop sustainable funding models for the school. They now have a beautiful accommodations building to house volunteers while they are in Cambodia. There is a new team developing a website presence to promote the CCD school model and to generate more funds for operations. We appreciate all support and donations, large and small. Please also consider a recurring monthly or quarterly donation to help fund the school year round.
Phum O School Update
Goal met! July 2020
$3,802.50 will feed sixty families for two months. Your donation will purchase rice and staples to help hungry families get through the pandemic. We will reassess that need as time goes on. Any amount you can give is very appreciated.
The economy in Cambodia, with its dependency on tourism, is severely depressed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Phum O village and surrounding farmlands have been badly impacted and there are many families in the village without enough food to survive. Sokhun, administrator of Cambodian Childrens Destiny (CCD), has requested we support the village with three months of staple food to help them through this difficult time. The Global Service Team sent $1,972 in June to meet immediate needs for one month, but more is needed to meet the three month goal.
January 2020 was a delightful 5th year anniversary and celebration of the Cambodia Children’s Destiny (CCD) School in Phum O. Members of our Global Service Team from Seattle traveled to the village outside of Siem Riep to celebrate and lend some hands. We planted trees, contributed to the installation of solar powered lighting for the school and the village as well as many maintenance related projects. We also raised over $14,000 to fund the school for 2020.
The school has been closed for months due to the COVID-19 restrictions. We have continued financial support of the school and teachers through the pandemic. Teachers have been upskilling and planning lessons, and water collection and agricultural projects have been completed, which will provide long term benefits for the cultivation of lemons and other gardening.In June 2020, grades 9 and 12 are back in school, and they are eager to get back to the work of learning.
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History of CCD and Phum O School
This school serves over 400 students and provides English language and Computer skills training. It includes classrooms, bathrooms, sports fields, a library and computer lab. There are also western style accommodations for volunteers.
In 2014 we created and funded a school in a remote village called Phum O, 60 kilometers outside of the tourist mecca of Siem Riep. We raised $31,000 from private donations and 16 people flew to Cambodia to build the school, a well, and a privy.
In 2015, we have bigger plans! We have raised $47,000 of our $55,000 goal. Now we’re bringing it to you all so you can be a part of this amazing project – building a library/computer lab, providing basic medical services and transportation, and keeping the school and library running to serve over 600 kids who would have had no chance to go to school without this project.
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Because of a teenage monk’s burning passion to give back to his village, hundreds of children in Phum O and the surrounding countryside can get the education so desperately needed to rebuild the country after decades of civil war. Sokhun, the teen monk, dubbed his plan to create a robust school system in Phum O Cambodian Children’s Destiny.
Sokhun applied and received government support to start a school in his home village. In the serendipitous way things tend to happen when a certainty about your life purpose is shared with others, he met American investors looking for a project.
And so Sokhun’s vision for his village of Phum O is coming to fruition with the help of a small group of people in Ballard, Washington, who took this project on as a personal challenge.
100% of funds we receive through donation go directly to the project. Administrative time, travel, and expenses are all volunteer funded.