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The Red Classroom was sponsored by George's Children of the World at US$2000 per year. They have been sponsoring this classroom from 2019. We are looking for a new sponsor for 2021 and the sign will be updated.
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The Pink Classroom was sponsored by Rotary Club of Euroa at US$2000 per year. They sponsored this classroom for 2019-2020. We are looking for a new sponsor for this classroom in 2021. This room is a utility room it serves as our Library and conference room, we also use it for grading students. … Continue Reading ››
The Blue Classroom was sponsored by Rotary Club of Claremont at US$2000 per year for 2019-2020. The teacher for this classroom is Srey Nak. The Blue room is now sponsored by Narrabeen Community for 2021. The driving force behind this group is Leanne Balkin, she first came to Cambodia to volunteer with Choice … Continue Reading ››
The Kindergarten is sponsored by George's Children of the World at US$2000 per year. They have been sponsoring this classroom from 2019 and onwards. The teacher is Srey Tak Kim.
The Kindergarten is located between the main entrance wall and … Continue Reading ››
The Yellow Classroom was sponsored by Michelle Crew for 2019/20. Now it is sponsored by John Michael at US$2000 per year. He is sponsoring this classroom from 2021. The sign will be updated.
The teacher for this classroom is Kunthea, … Continue Reading ››
The Orange Classroom is sponsored by Rotary Club of Southern Mitchell at US$2000 per year. They are sponsoring this classroom from 2019 through 2021 though the sign needs to be updated.
The Orange Classroom is the 2nd classroom of the … Continue Reading ››
The Citrus Classroom is sponsored by John and Ali Barne from Oxford, U.K. at US$2000 per year. They have sponsored this classroom from the beginning in 2019, 2020 and 2021. (Sign will be updated)
The Citrus Classroom, sometimes referred to as the lime room … Continue Reading ››
Introduction - 23rd November 2020
Yeng Somnang is sponsored by Jonno Smalley from Leicestershire, England at US$50 per month. Jonno is a friend of Neil Burns who sponsors Chea Kanha.
Somnang is a 7-year-old boy born in 2013 and lives in No Truck village with his parents. His father is a fishermen and his mother is … Continue Reading ››
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New school year starts
First week back and start of a new school year. Many students moving up a grade level. The kids have been very lucky with their lunches. We've been kindly donated on two different days this week large amounts of bakery delights from TOUS les JOURS. Enough so every kid got a large piece of … Continue Reading ››
Introduction – 15th June, 2018
Soeun Sreypao is sponsored by Natasha Lewis and Joe Hostead from England began from 16th June, 2018 at US$50 per month.
Natasha and Joe - 16th June, 2018
Natasha helped to teach kindergarten class - 12th June, … Continue Reading ››
Kids City trip
Thorn Sokmee is a girl aged 8, living in Angela village. Her parents earn a meager income by taking care of other people’s ducks. She has three brothers. In her free time Sokmee enjoys reading stories. She is also interested in football. In the future, she wants to become a teacher.
Somvan Chanarith is a boy aged 10, living in No Truck village. When work is available his father does construction work while his mother can do factory work. He has one brother and one sister. In his spare time he likes to watch TV and play football. He has a dream of becoming a Policeman.
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Sat Somatey is a girl aged 9, living in Cancer man village with her parents and four brothers. Her father is a provincial tuk tuk driver while her mother sells coffee. Somatey helps with her families small income by selling fruit, something she enjoys doing. Her other interests include running, drawing and colouring. When she … Continue Reading ››
Introduction - 23rd May 2016
Thorn Sreyneth is sponsored by Rob from England for US$50 per month.
Sreyneth was born in April 2007. She has only one younger brother. Her mom lelf her when she was 2.5 years old and her younger brother was only 6 months and she never comes back to see them … Continue Reading ››
Introduction - 8th May 2016
Lily Pheab is a charming little girl aged 4, she wins every ones heart. She was originally sponsored by Richard Jones from Wales at US$50 per month. He started on 1/08/2014 and finished in March 2016. Lory and Max from Italy have taken over this sponsorship from April 2016.
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Introduction - 10th October 2016
Rom Reaksmey was sponsored by Tally Edwards (Koren) from England at US$50 per month until the end of March 2016.
Neil Burns has now taken on the sponsorship of Reaksmey from the beginning of July 2016.
Reaksmey is one of the poorer students from our Cancer Man village. She is 12 years old. … Continue Reading ››
new school uniforms
This week the Choice students from the poor villages received a school uniform set each. This twice-yearly event is much appreciated by the students as the photo below shows.
The uniforms were made last year at the Choice centre, by the sewing ladies in the sewing room, before it was converted into a library.
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CHOICE School Students Celebrate Khmer New Year 2016
Truck tire plant pots
The tires of the Choice truck have recently been changed and the old ones have not been wasted. Volunteers have transformed them into heavy duty flower pots. These flower pots will help the plants inside them survive the wet season flooding. They are being planted with plants such as aloe vera that are suitable for … Continue Reading ››
Bicycle mechanics workshop 2
Terry from Wheelies Bikes in the UK, visited the Choice center last year and kindly shared his extensive knowledge of bike mechanics with boys Sok Long and Sing Lee.
This year he is back again (4th March 2016) and has kindly done another workshop, this time with boys Mengly (in red top), Kimsour and … Continue Reading ››
Khom Chenda is sponsored by Neil and Jenny Hamlin and their daughters Jessica and Holly from New Zealand for US$50 per month, since February 2015.
Chenda was born in September 2002. She has been studying at Choice since 2012. She has 4 brothers and 3 sisters. Chenda is the 5th child in her family. She lives … Continue Reading ››
2 new UPS battery units donated
Rob from the UK has donated two well needed UPS battery back up units for use with Choice desktop computers, wifi routers and old laptops with worn out batteries. They cost $34 each from PTC computer shop located near Central Market.
There are many power outages at the Choice Centre, typically just a few seconds long … Continue Reading ››
1 more bike donated
John from America recently visited Phnom Penh in Cambodia for the first time. He bought a cheap second hand bicycle for $35 from St 107, near St 182. This proved to be a convenient and fun way for him to explore Phnom Penh and avoid the costs and hassles of using motos and tuk tuks … Continue Reading ››
Sambart Noa is a 5yo boy and was born blind on 10/07/2009, we have placed him in Krousar Thmey a school for the blind. His sponsorship costs are more than the others as he boards in at the school from Monday to Friday. There are fees and transport costs to get him to and from … Continue Reading ››
4 more tablets
Rob from UK has donated 4 new Android tablets for use with educational learning apps at the Choice Centre. These tablets have been kindly brought in from America purchased off Amazon for about $50 each. Better quality tablets for the price than can be purchased locally. Thanks to both Brian and John for bringing two … Continue Reading ››
Poeun Srey Nich
Introduction - 18th December 2015
Poeun Srey Nich is sponsored by Ross Wright at US$50/month:
Srey Nich is a very small ten year old girl born in August 2005, she is from the first Village. Her mother and father now have low paid jobs at the Garment Factory. Srey Nich has a younger brother and its her … Continue Reading ››
Bicycle mechanics workshop
Terry from Wheelies Bikes in the UK, visited the Choice Center recently and kindly shared his extensive knowledge of bike mechanics with boys Sok Long and Sing Lee. They totally stripped down a bicycle and rebuilt it learning useful skills such as puncture repairs, changing various parts, removing and adding chain links and much … Continue Reading ››
4 more bikes donated
These 4 Aussie guys, usually drilling in central Queensland, took a day off from their holiday in Cambodia to visit the kids at the Choice centre. They brought with them 4 bicycles to give away to 4 lucky children. These children were chosen for their good attendance record. They were pretty happy kids! Many many … Continue Reading ››