I have been in Cambodia now just 18 days and a lot has been happening 🙂 Here is a overview on what has been going on with Helping Hand Cambodia. Thank you to all who make this happen and help and support the work that we are doing in the slums where we work.
After travelling for 27 hours it was a nice surprise to be met by our children with gifts and a cake.We took the children to Elim Church, Phnom Penh on Sunday for worship and a youth event, enjoyed by all….especially the meal.With our new building being so close to the slum in which we work it is so nice and easy to be able to just wander in and say hello…..Chanthy will often visit our students and meet with the families…With money donated by her sponsor Ny Chy Ya was able to have the glasses that she needed.
We were blessed with having some books and a table donated; they are greatly appreciated and widely used.Srey Mey was one of the first children to be sponsored by Helping Hand Cambodia and it is always nice to meet her and her family and spend time relaxing in their small home.It was a privilege to have Meth Vanthy come to speak to our children about hope and ambition. He has founded his own music and arts school and is widely respected having worked for other charities in Cambodia.Although we had no lessons last week due to a lot of places having holidays because of Chinese New Year celebrations we still had four students turn up regularly for extra classes !!With money donated we are now able to supply this family with rice each month. They live just across from our building and the parents earn a living by collecting rubbish (tin cans, plastic bottles etc) for recycling. There house often gets visited by snakes at night…We were also able to take another child to the opticians to buy him new glasses. He had lost his old pair just a few days ago. His eyesight is so bad that he cannot attend school without them so with money donated we were able to buy him new ones.
On Sunday we took Helping Hand’s children plus one friend or family to Grand Phnom Penh Water Park for a day of fun. There was over 60 of us altogether including helpers and we had such a good time spending over four hours there 🙂 Thank you to the sponsors who donated towards this. Today we were able to give out rice to those who are supported by our rice sponsorship scheme. Below are pictured some of our recipients… Thank you to all those who support the work that we are doing be it financially, prayerfully or practically. If you would like to know more about the work of Helping Hand Cambodia please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org