From July 5th 2012 to November 12th 2012, we have given a total of 22 bicycles to poor children in 3 schools. In Cambodia, some students in remote
villages have to walk for kilometers to get to school. This becomes even more difficult for them when they reach secondary schools as since there are less schools at
this level, students have to travel even further. In the worst case in really remote places, the parents are forced to ask their children (mostly girls) to drop out
Sept 27-29, 2012
Make Them Look Better!
Around 10 km off from the city of Siem Reap, a typical primary school, Phum O, was visited by a team of enthusiastic and high spirited student
team lead by their devoting teacher, Denise Perry, on Sept 27, 2012. Thanks to the team (and as it was in the rainy season, also to the
weather), they had added back cleanness to the school building and fence walls leaving artful marks of a mural featuring a Cambodian and an Australian flags,
helped build a toilet in another primary school, Anchanh, while donated special learning equipment to Khrousa Thmey (New Family) School where visually hearing and
speaking impaired students are schooled. They had been working very hard to fundraise for this event for months before their arrival, taking all the necessary preparations,
and finally making it to the school where smiling children in colourful shirts were standing welcoming them.
Cute Cambodian Kids Try To Say Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious-
Lucy Crook and Mathieu Cuvelier were volunteering with ABOUTAsia Schools at Phum Svay Primary School. With the principal permission,
and the excitement from the children to get involved, they made a short video clip and so far it helps raise $4200, and this funds
will be used to provide students within our supported schools with uniforms, bicycles and supplies to their schools,
especially in the academic year 2012-2013. Please note that schools in Cambdia will be on holiday from mid July to mid September.
Watch Lucy and Matt's Video
29th June 2012
Cinema Class from Book Bridge Library -
ABOUTAsia School is working with Book Bridge Library to provide new educational experience to Cambodian students
through Cinema classes. This cinema room, equipped by a large screen projector and surround sound speakers, is being
used once a week to show English documentary videos to students from 10 January 1979 High School as part of Book Bridge Library Project activities.
From the feedback we got, the students said they did enjoy this new experience very much.
18th June 2012
All Teachers Were Here! -
Starting in June 2011, we now have 16 primary schools under our English program. We focus on providing basic English knowledge to those
in grade 5 and 6 before they move to junior high school level. A workshop was held today for our English
teachers to share their teaching ideas.
30th April 2012
Farewell to Our President -
After several years of hard work and various achievements, time has come for our Honourary President, Chris Smith to give a farewell wave to the team.
"Everybody at AboutAsia Schools and AboutAsia Tavel wishes Chris well and no doubt he will be seen in the office from time time to time," remarked Andy Booth,
Founder of AAS and AAT. His work is much appreciated by those who come to know his kind treatment, and his connection will still be continued with ABOUTAsia despite his formal retirement.
07th April 2012
School Picnic at Samtuk Mountain -
With Chris's initiative, and ABOUTAsia and Raffle Hotel's support, we were able to bring two busloads of cheerful children from Krosa Thmey,
the only school for the visual and hearing impaired students in Siem Reap, to Phnum Samtuk, Kompong Thom Province, and the whole journey was
marked with laughing eyes and excited faces! (Watch the trip video)
October 2011-January 2012
Hotel De La Paix and MasterCard Uniform Donation -
With support from Hotel De La Paix and MasterCard, ABOUTAsia Schools is proud to let our fans know that from October 2011 up to the present, we have given 2440 to 13 different schools and 6 non-government organizations. We plan to give at least another 1900 uniforms to other rural primary schools that we support.
Please be reminded that in Cambodia, it is mandatory to wear uniforms to school, and with so many family living on less than $1 a day, a $6 uniform donation comes as a huge relief to the parents.