Schools We Have Built
We have built eight new schools.
Man Seourn’s Dream, (Kaun Khlong), 2011
Siskowic Learning Center, (Kaun Khlong), 2015
Neil Patel Learning Center, (Prey Touch), 2016
Timothy Sykes Learning Center, (Prey Touch), 2017
Syed Balkhi Center of Learning (Dob Krarsang), 2017
Brian Dean Learning Center (Prey Touch), 2017
Brian Dean Learning Center (Kaun Khlong), 2019
Syed Balkhi Learning Center (Stoeung Chak), 2020
One by one, the new schools replace the old, crowded, dilapidated, unsafe wooden buildings. Each new school brings pride to the whole village, and the children have a beautiful place to learn and to dream of a brighter future.
Five of the schools have new libraries and one has a Language Lab/Media Center. Two San Diego schools, The Bishop’s School and Francis Parker, funded four of the libraries. Students from these schools traveled to Cambodia during spring break, shopped for books, shelving, computers and printers, and set up the libraries.
The fifth library, Mona’s Library, opened in April of 2021 in Stoeung Chak Village. Mona’s friends and family came together and created this special place to honor the memory of a kind, creative, joyful little girl who loved to read and play and have fun. The children of Stoeung Village now have a special place to read, play and have fun.
Every student needs a nice school uniform – one that’s not old and worn out. Having a new uniform and a wonderful new school gives the children a sense of pride and hope for the future. In January 2008 and again in 2015 we distributed over 1350 packets to the students at Kaun Khlong primary school. Each child received a school uniform, shoes, a notebook and a pen, a toothbrush, toothpaste and a bar of soap.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.