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The Happy Ending of the Chhoun Saro Appeal

posted Aug 29, 2013, 12:01 AM by Suzanne Pawley   [ updated Aug 29, 2013, 12:20 AM ]

The Story of Mr Ke Dok & Family

posted Aug 25, 2013, 8:27 PM by Suzanne Pawley   [ updated Aug 25, 2013, 11:13 PM ]



The Story of Miss Ty Sophal

posted Aug 25, 2013, 8:22 PM by Suzanne Pawley   [ updated Aug 25, 2013, 11:31 PM ]

The Story of Chhoun Saro

posted Aug 25, 2013, 6:40 PM by Suzanne Pawley   [ updated Aug 26, 2013, 12:27 AM ]


The Story of Dom Seng Chann

posted Aug 25, 2013, 6:21 PM by Suzanne Pawley   [ updated Aug 26, 2013, 12:02 AM ]

posted Dec 5, 2012, 1:22 PM by Marina Pawley   [ updated Aug 25, 2013, 6:29 PM by Suzanne Pawley ]

The Story of Raiy Kanha

posted Nov 13, 2012, 12:38 AM by Marina Pawley

As the rainy season draws to a close, Raiy Kanhas family received a very timely gift of a hand pump, kindly donated by "The Glicks" of Sydney, with immediate and long term effects for her family. Providing safe and reliable water is vital and dramatically reduces the incidence of infection and diarrhea and doubles a family’s income. During times of drought and in the dry season, water can be pumped and used to irrigate the fields.

Read more about Raiy's story by opening the below attachment.

posted Nov 10, 2012, 12:26 AM by Marina Pawley   [ updated Nov 10, 2012, 12:28 AM ]

New Toilet & Water Pump Installed

posted Oct 15, 2009, 8:02 AM by Heidi Hendry   [ updated Aug 25, 2013, 6:38 PM by Suzanne Pawley ]

Thanks to the work of Happy Days Cambodian Village School Inc and our wonderful supporters both in Australia and Cambodia, a new toilet block and water pump has been built for Srey Vibol Ke school. The school located outside of Siem Reap  holds over 200 students and 8 teaching staff and had been sharing two squat toilets between both students and teachers.  
One of the toilet foors could not open and was falling apart. The roof was also broken which meant that the toilets would flood during the wet season. There was also little privacy for the teaching staff and older female students

Working closely with our "Happy Days" friends in Cambodia, we were able to rebuild the toilet block, fix the broken door and roof and add a third toilet to be used by the teachers. All toilets now have a lock for privacy and a new coat of paint. The School principle Mr Kong and Dalign Seng worked together to remove the old hand pump which had not been working for two years and replaced it with a new hand pump that is connected to the water well.

Thank you to everyone that supported "Happy Days Cambodian Village School" Inc on this project.
The joy expressed by the teachers and students at the school is just another reminder of how lucky we all are by being able to help, even in the smallest of ways!  

Pencils, paper, uniforms, oh my!

posted Oct 15, 2009, 7:59 AM by Heidi Hendry   [ updated Aug 25, 2013, 8:30 PM by Suzanne Pawley ]

Earlier this year on a return trip to Cambodia, the Pawley family was fortunate to come across the school Srey Vibol Ke, just outside of Siem Reap, home to the Angkor Wat Temple. After enquiring with the principle as to why the students uniforms were so dirty and grubby, the principle explained that the parents of the  students were poor and the children only had access to one uniform. The children in public schools in Cambodia are only allowed to attend school for two days without uniforms and after this time they are not permitted to come to school.

The principle and teaching staff also discussed other problems in the school that impact the attendance of students and their learning ability. The list was endless!

The Pawley family returned two days later bringing with them new school uniforms for every student (with sizing help from the teachers). 

Students received new colouring pencils with books, pencil cases and biro's...
New sporting goods including high bounce balls... and hand ball lessons!

New teaching aids including world maps for all 5 class rooms, mathematical table charts...
And a promise to support the school with rebuilding the toilets and improving the overall  conditions for the students. 

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