Dear Supporters, Teachers, Students, Parents and Family Members,
We hope you are in good health and spirits and would like to express our gratitude for your continued support in these challenging times that has enabled us to adapt and innovate to better serve our community.
Covid-19 still challenges Cambodia every day and many NGOs have struggled to remain open. Thankfully, due to the commitment and dedication of our staff, ODC remains open with online and our successful worksheet-delivery program. Since April, the number of children collecting worksheets from ODC has increased, however due to the pandemic a few families have moved back to their provinces for safety reasons. Our online learning, using Messenger has allowed our teachers to deliver videos of their teaching to all our students. Majority of our students can record their reading and other exercises online to share back to their teachers. This has proved tremendously successful and has also enabled students and their parents to learn useful IT skills too!
ODC is very pleased to announce that we have started to expand the school facility by building two extra classrooms to accommodate students on our waiting list and potential new enrolments in 2022. The funding for this has been secured as a very low interest loan underwritten in the United States. The new facility will allow ODC to take in up to 200 students. This also means that we will be able to train and employ more local teachers.
To further increase our outreach, ODC is exploring a Schools-Partnership program with other educational not-for-profit schools in rural areas of Cambodia. We are also looking at opening ODC Franchise Schools in areas where children do not have access to English education. ODC aims to share our resources and expertise and enable many more children to access English lessons and other opportunities. ODC hopes to bring about changes through its world-class standard of English educational curriculum with life-skills based values embedded and through an unshakable belief in building up Cambodia.
ODC has been educating Cambodian children since 2015 and we are proud to celebrate our second anniversary as a registered NGO on 10 July. For ODC to expand our outreach through our higher enrolments and partnership programs, we need greater financial support to meet our need for more teachers and classroom materials. You can increase the impact of your donation on July 14, when GlobalGiving is running a Bonus Day campaign when your donation will be matched.
- 15% on donations from $100 - $499
- 30% on donations from $500 - $749
- 50% on donations from $750 - $1,000
- Matching Fund rates will apply to donations up to $1,000 per unique donor per organization
The campaign starts on July 14, at 09:00 US EDT, 14:00 London, 20:00 Cambodia, 21:00 Singapore, 21:00 Perth AWST, 23:00 Sydney AEST.
Please donate within the first hour as matching funds from GlobalGiving run out very quickly.
Click here to donate https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/empowerment-english-education-children-cambodia/
We thank you for your support and generosity. It has been very clear that your commitment to ODC’s cause has been tremendously significant in keeping us moving forward in our endeavour to achieve the betterment of Cambodian society and to open as many doors to opportunity as possible for our students.
Founder and Headmaster, ODC Organization