Thank you to all of our supporters, and welcome to our latest update.
It's been a particularly busy time for the project you support, education, as it has been the end of the school year. That means that many of our students have been going through the end of year exams. Although there was a lot of stress around, we took a lot of pride in knowing that many of these students wouldn't be sitting their exams at all if we hadn't stepped in to help redevelop their school, preventing them from dropping out and entering the world of child labour. That's the kind of work your donation makes possible.
It's also been a busy and exciting time for This Life Cambodia as an organisation, with no less than three awards won in the space of three months. Two of them were for our social media campaign against domestic violence, but one recognised the whole organisation, including our education program, for using the law to legally empower Cambodians.
As our founder, Billy, wrote in a blog on our website, awards are more than just a vanity exercise:
Really reputable and independently assessed awards are one way to help donors work out which organisations are making credible claims. To win the 2019 Grassroots Justice Prize, our work and its results had to be first scrutinised by experts, then confirmed by calling our referees, then assessed by an international team of judges, and finally voted for by thousands of members of the public. That is evidence that it isn’t just us saying that our work changes lives, but that thousands of people who know our work agree.
Thanks once more for your support, and stay tuned to our Facebook page in October. We have something special coming for all of you supporters of education!
The TLC team