Keep 28 At-Risk Cambodian Girls In School (Year 2)

 
$775
$4,825
Raised
Remaining
Mar 4, 2014

Final Report

Children at the public school
Children at the public school

On behalf of The Branch Foundation (TBF) and The Cambodian Center for the Protection of Children's Rights (CCPCR), I would like to express my sincere gratitude for your support towards this project. Although we have not reached our funding target amount, we are deactivating this project due to the following reasons:

- Over the last couple of years, CCPCR's organisational capacity has begun to far exceed our own. In light of this, TBF will be focusing on it's own sustainability and concentrating on collaborating with organisations similar to our own size.

- With knowledge of CCPCR's growth we are certain that they, as an organisation, can find funds pertaining to the activities outlined in this project through other funding channels.

We have very much enjoyed working with CCPCR over the last couple of years and hope to maintain our partnership in some capacity. Not reaching our target for this project hasn't affected your donation, which has had a lasting and meaningful impact on the lives of the girls at the shelter. You have helped in the following ways:

  • Provided school materials such as text books, pens and school bags
  • Ensured that the girls were able to attend local schools
  • Given the girls opportunities to overcome previous trauma through activities such as yoga and traditional dance
  • Enabled regular visits/check ups from local social workers

Further proof of how your generosity has helped the shelter is highlighted in the following quote from one of the girls residing there:

"I feel exited for my life now because I have a lot of opportunities to study all the kinds of subjects, so, my life and my study has developed. I never thought that I would have a life such as now, however a lot of people provided encouragement, good advice and money to support my studies, it is useful for my future. I always try my best to study so I do not disappoint the people who have supported me."

If you are still interested in helping to provide educational opportunities for marginalized people/communities, please feel free to read up about our project at Koung Jor Shan Refugee camp in which we help support local teachers and provide the materials necessary for these bright young students to realize their full potential.

http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/educate-140-refugees-on-the-thai-burma-border/

Kind regards,

Tom Rosen

Note: The Branch Foundation pursues the highest degree of care and protection for each of its beneficiaries. To protect the identity of the people on this project, names have been changed and pictures do not necessarily represent girls who have been abused or trafficked.

Students participating during lessons
Students participating during lessons

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Dec 30, 2013

Update Report - December 2013

Some of the girls and CCPCR staff
Some of the girls and CCPCR staff

Firstly, I'd like to thank you for your generous donation towards this project. Without the help from supporters such as your self, we would not be able to undertake the work we do. The Cambodian Centre for the Protection of Children's Rights (CCPCR) would also like to express their gratitude.

The funds that have been raised on GlobalGiving so far have provided the girls with school fees and uniforms, pocket money for lunch and textbooks. This has all helped them along the path to a brighter future, away from the abuse that they were previously exposed to.

The importance of educating and providing a safe environment for these girls is highlighted in the following quote from Mr. Thy, the Director of CCPCR.

"The children were very happy with CCPCR shelter services and with the project staff. They feel very safe and comfortable at the shelter. The children have enough nutrition to keep them healthy and are committed to hard work for their studies. Some of the children have expressed that they want to be accountants or doctors in the future."

I hope that you continue to follow this project as it progresses and we'll be sure to keep you updated.

With sincere gratitude,

Tom Rosen and The Branch Foundation Team

Note: The Branch Foundation pursues the highest degree of care and protection for each of its beneficiaries. To protect the identity of the people on this project, names have been changed and pictures do not necessarily represent girls who have been abused or trafficked.

Girls ready for their afternoon sports class
Girls ready for their afternoon sports class
Computer training at the CCPCR shelter
Computer training at the CCPCR shelter

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Oct 10, 2013

Update Report

We, at The Branch Foundation, would like to express our sincere gratitude for your kind donation. A special thank you goes to Marion Bizé who set up a very successful September Fundraiser for this project. As many donations were only made just recently, we have yet to receive them from GlobalGiving. We expect money for this project to be disbursed to us soon and once we receive it we'll be sure to keep you updated on how you have helped the girls/young women at the shelter. Our funding model ensures that 100% of your donation goes directly to where you intend it to go!

In the meantime, here's a short story about one of the girls at the shelter at The Cambodian Center for the Protection of Children's Rights (CCPCR):

Srey Leak is only in the 1st Grade at school so she studies with younger girls because she had never been to school before she came to CCPCR. Her family were too poor to send her and she had to work with her brothers. She finds school difficult still but not like it was when she first joined. Her friends motivate her a lot and the staff support her. The last thing she learnt at school was where all the provinces in Cambodia are. She likes learning about the world – mostly about the environment, water, air and also animals. Srey Leak likes to be busy, she is always joining in on activities, she learns weaving and also wants to learn how to sew soon. When she is older, Srey Leak wants to become a teacher.

We hope you continue to follow this project as it progresses. We would also like to remind you about Bonus Day on the 16th October in which all donations will be matched 30% by GlobalGiving. To see what time Bonus Day starts in your location, please click HERE.

Many thanks once again,

Tom Rosen

Note: The Branch Foundation pursues the highest degree of care and protection for each of its beneficiaries. To protect the identity of the people on this project, names have been changed and pictures do not necessarily represent girls who have been abused or trafficked.

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Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai Thailand

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