Help Kids in Siem Reap (BFT Center)

Help Kids in Siem Reap (BFT Center)

From Claudia Gold

I am in Siem Reap, Cambodia volunteering at a school. I'd like to fundraise to give them a donation when I leave. Can you chip in to help me buy them some needed supplies?

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Help Siem Reap Kids

I am currently volunteering at the Build Your Future Today center in Siem Reap, Cambodia.  Cambodia went through a terrible genocide and then civil war in the 70s and 80s.  As a result, Cambodia was left in ruins and many are still suffering today.  Many in this very poor country cannot afford to send their children to school.  The BFT Center provides both English language and vocational education to children and adults in Siem Reap.  They also go to more remote villages in this very poor province for health and education outreach.

I have been very impressed by the dedication and impact of the BFT Center.  They teach about 200 children each day and provide a home to 10-20 orphans at a time.  In addition, they work to rebuild infrastructure in remote villages.

In Cambodia, just $5 goes a very long way.  In fact, it can mean the difference between survival and death for a child, because that is all it takes to buy a malaria net for a mother and child to sleep under. 

I know many of my friends back in San Francisco can easily afford $5 and spend more than that on lunch every day.  Thus, I am setting up this campaign to see how much I can fundraise during the two weeks I'm volunteering here. 

Here are some things that BFT would use our donation for:

$15 - Buys a ceramic water filter to prevent dysentary, the leading cause of death for children under seven in Cambodia

$200 - Pays for one child's school for an entire year, including books and one meal per day

$300 - Build a well to support several families (currently, many children spend hours a day walking for water)

$500 - Fund a teacher at BFT for an entire year

$1200 - Provides a four years university scholarship to one student

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