Building Dreams- Our student roster is growing !
For nearly 15 years, our programs, such as our AIDS Patient Family Support Program and our Rural Assistance Program have focused on protecting children from trafficking and victimization by empowering them with education. Education combined with a stable home environment will allow them to break the cycle of inherited poverty. Our strong focus on education enabled many children to complete middle school, high school and now, thanks to this program, have the opportunity to go to college.
The potential long term impact of these efforts is immense for these students. It is our hope that this opportunity to access a college education will be the catalyst to move these students to move solidly to the middle class and a professional level lifestyle.
At the present we have retained all of the six initial students who began courses last year . They have now completed their first year and are enrolled in their second year course of study.
Of the universe of eleven possible candidates that we had identified from our Rural Assistance Program in summer 2013 , four successfully completed the application and interview process and were viewed to be ready to be able to make a successful transition from rural family life to independent living in the capital city and maintain their desired course of studies. One additional candidate withdrew from consideration as her parents were able to secure a place for her at Christian mission college.
Classes for the students have started in October and November.
In addition to the students from our Rural Assistance Program, we had identified 2 students from our Aids Patient Family Support Program ( FSP) , who have now successfully begun classes . Of the four students coming from the FSP, two are AIDS orphans, and two themselves have AIDS.
This brings our 2013 student roster up to a total of 12 students currently enrolled in colleges in Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital city.
For all of these students, your support is vital to help these young students to achieve their dreams of completing a college education.
Thank you for your continued support.
Barbara & Mark Rosasco
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