BFT is not about the Handout. Together we Handed up to build Hope, Peace and a Better Future for disadvantaged children and their families in the remote rural areas. We strongly believed that Education is a bridge to change the people ‘s behaviour and give them choices to make their better future. BFT would like to invite you to help us make the a difference in the lives of the needy Cambodians, and especially the children.
The children, teachers and villagers of Prey Lngeang village in Svay Leu district, Siem Reap province celebrated the inauguration of five new classrooms, a four room toilet block, 80 bicycles and hundreds of school bags of school study materials, uniforms, playground and sports. They would like to extend their deepest appreciation and gratitude to our compassionate donor Michael Couch from USA for donating funds and committing energies and times and with great supports from our valued partner at SE Asia Foundation to build this school.
The children and villagers around regional school of Dang Rek (Banteay Meanchey Province) are so excited and grateful to Bob and Indu Shah Family Foundation for donating them the clean and safe water plant. The installation of Solar power, motor pump and water filtration systems along with piping were 90% done and soon will be completed.
It is a wonderful day for the children, teachers and villagers of Tapour village in Svay Leu of having new building of two classrooms for their school. All of them including the local authorities are excited and would like to extend their deepest appreciation and gratitude to our compassionate partners, Mr. Bill Taylor and Mrs. Sophal at SE Asia Foundation and Tawingo Funds for kindly donating funds to build this school and support the children’s nutritious breakfast and stationaries.
As this project is coming to an end we can report that:
- 154 girls attended menstruation management education and sustainable feminine hygiene pad sewing,
- 107 boys attended male focused health education,
- 276 children attended health, hygiene and puberty education,
- 506 younger children attended hygiene and hand washing instruction,
- 76 adult women and 72 adult men attended sexual health education and we provided 289 pairs of reading glasses and 120 pairs of sunglasses to the 6 villages!
- Also, over 250 toothbrushes were distributed
As we reported late last year, this project is based on seed funding from donors Bob and Indu Shah and the Polio & Children in Need charity, together with funding sourced through the Upper Northern Beaches (NSW), Paddington (QLD) and Chadstone – East Malvern (VIC), and Edmonds Daybreakers (Washington USA) Rotary clubs, together with district, global and other special purpose Rotary funding programs.
The good news is that the construction work is now complete, inspected by the project host Rotary club – Sangke Battambang, and handed over to the communities. Following the excellent track record set on our previous Global Grant project in 2020, the work was finished on time and on budget. Particular congratulations are due to Oddom Chheam and his project team at BFT Center.
BFT has been actively working to support the villagers to combat against the hunger of disadvantaged people especially children in rural areas by help promoting home-made food productions, nutrition and income making through provide them life skill trainings and seed funds to ensure the approaches of learning by doing. The villagers at Kromombol village are so excited and grateful of having 400 duck-links to start their cooperative farms. Again special thank you to our compassionate supporters at Friends of BFT Australia, Gillian’s family and Bob and Indu’s family for their generosity.