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Aug 26, 2014

thank you for helping Sinat get to school

Sinat writes her exams to enter public school
Sinat writes her exams to enter public school

13 year old Sinat*is going to be going to public school for the first time ever soon. Thank you for helping her to get there!

Sinat comes from a very poor family who could not afford to send her to study when she was younger. Her mother died and her father makes a meager living by working as a motorcycle taxi driver to support Sinat and her four siblings. They are among the millions of Cambodian families still living below the poverty line.

She had never even been inside a classroom until she met M’Lop Tapang four years ago. Since then she has been attending daily classes in the “Bridging Program” at M’Lop Tapang’s Main Center. The “Bridging Program” helps children who have been out of school for a long time (or have never been to school) catch up on their studies. The goal is to help them get back into local public schools, get an education and have a have a chance at a brighter future.

Just last month Sinat and other students wrote exams to test their grade level. Sinat passed her exams and will leave the program at M’Lop Tapang soon and be reintegrated into a local public schools at the Grade 7 level when the new semester starts.

One of the reasons Sinat was succeed in her studies was that she didn’t have to worry about being hungry. At M’Lop Tapang, Sinat and hundreds of other Cambodian children from poor families are provided with nutritious hot meals and healthy snacks while attending education or training programs.

On behalf of everyone here I wanted to thank you again for helping to make this possible when you donated to the “Hot Lunches for 500 Cambodian Children” campaign earlier. I know you will probably never have the chance to meet Sinat or the hundreds of other children you’ve helped but please know what you did made a big difference in their lives.


*name changed for confidentiality

 

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luchtime at M'Lop Tapang
luchtime at M'Lop Tapang
lunchtime at the main center for students
lunchtime at the main center for students
one of the "Bridging Program" classrooms
one of the "Bridging Program" classrooms
May 30, 2014

Thanks to you we have reached our goal and still have 6 days to go

Lunchtime at M'Lop Tapang
Lunchtime at M'Lop Tapang

Hello again from Cambodia.


I just wanted to write and say thank you again to everyone who has donated and supported M’Lop Tapang’s Gateway Challenge through GlobalGiving.

Our goal when we started was to get a least 50 people to donate a total of £2,000 (about $3,500). I am thrilled to let you know that because of you we have reached that target already and there are still six more days left in the challenge. We could not have done it without each one of you.

As of today we have raised £2,264 (about $3,800) and as we mentioned before all donations made to M’Lop Tapang online through GlobalGiving until June 5th will be matched by Firetree Asia (USA) that means that together we have actually raised more than $7500.

In case you missed it the first time, I am posting a short video again “Lunchtime in 34 seconds” that you can check out by clicking the link below. I hope it shows you just how much your donations means to us and how much it helps.

From all of us here at M’Lop Tapang, thank you again for helping to provide hot lunches to hundreds of Cambodian children.

Have you ever seen a rice cooker this big before?
Have you ever seen a rice cooker this big before?
Hungry kids
Hungry kids

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May 20, 2014

M'Lop Tapang Challenge Update May 20, 2014

Lunchtime at the Main Center
Lunchtime at the Main Center

Hello from Cambodia.

Thank you so very much to everyone who has participated in M’Lop Tapang’s Gateway Challenge through GlobalGiving since we started it on May 1st. It is exciting for us to see support coming not only Cambodia, but also from people from England and Ireland, Canada, Australia, USA, and Hong Kong. And thank you as well to the several people who chose to stay anonymous – we’re not sure where you are from, but we appreciate the donations and encouragement.

So far we have raised more than $3000 USD; an amazing amount! And because all donations made to M’Lop Tapang online through GlobalGiving until June 5th will be matched by Firetree Asia (USA) that means that together we have actually raised more than $6000.

We also wanted to let you know that you support does make a difference. I realize how busy everyone is and so to keep this short we produced a quick video yesterday and uploaded it on YouTube so you can see just exactly what your money is being spent on… “Lunchtime in 32 seconds”.   You can check out the video by clicking the link below.

The GlobalGiving online challenge ends on June 5th so we still have about 2 more weeks to go, but because of you we are off to a terrific start! Thank you.

What a regular weekly shopping list looks like
What a regular weekly shopping list looks like

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