for Restore One?
You may be wondering why is there an aspect of fundraising associated to this adventure. The simple answer is because we want to make a difference.
Kampong Thom, where we will be volunteering in November 2019, is the second-largest province in Cambodia, and the village where we work is one of the poorest in that province. Education is crucial here. Without it, the best-case scenario for local children is a life of subsistence farming or labouring. The worst case (and a very real possibility) is a life of slavery, sexual or otherwise.
Until recently, the local primary school consisted of two classrooms in one aged, small building. These rooms were often empty because the underpaid teachers could not even afford transport to work. Even on the few days of the week when the teachers were present, overcrowding and malnourished children made for a poor learning experience.
Now things have changed for the better. In partnership with the community and Cambodia’s Department of Education, Restore One have funded and constructed a preschool and two new primary school buildings for a safer, more practical learning environment. This has added four new classrooms to the school, which will service approximately 200 students.
In November 2015 Restore One opened a Secondary School. Here children can obtain the skills needed to get a good job. Not only do they do the standard Khmer curriculum studies but learn English. 2017 brought about the opening of a computer lab where all students learn the skills needed in the workplace.
The Embrace Escapes Team goal is to raise enough money to build a year 12 classroom for the year 11 students to graduate into at the end of 2019.
Each person joining us on our Cambodian Adventure needs to be committed to raising $1000. This may sound daunting if you have not been involved in fundraising before, but we are here to help you every step of the way.
We’ll set up an individual fundraising page for each person that is connected to a Women Embrace AdventureTeam Page. This means anyone who donates any amount of money over $2 to this amazing cause through your link will receive a tax receipt. Social media is a great way to ask for donations by using the link directing people to your fundraising page and once again Women Embrace Adventure will help with ideas on how and when to post your link.
Please speak to Katrina and Sharon if you have any concerns about this and we can help you with fundraising tips.
Restore One have taken important strategic steps to prevent financial waste and ensure that contributions go directly to the communities where we work. You can be assured that the money you work hard to raise goes directly to the community with minimal taken for admin fees.
Restore One is proud to be a partner for J789N Restore One Cambodia Village Development with Global Development Group (ABN 57 102 400 993), a non-government organisation carrying out quality humanitarian projects.
Global Development Group (GDG) takes responsibility of the project according to the rules set down by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Government of the Commonwealth of Australia), providing a governance role and assisting in the areas of planning, monitoring, evaluating and auditing.
Tax deductible receipts for contributions over $2 with a preference for this approved aid and development project will be issued by Global Development Group for J789N Restore One Cambodia Village Development.
Contributions are a gift to GDG, and funds will be spent wisely and responsibly on the J789N Restore One project, according to best-use determinations made by the RestoreOne Cambodia project manager.
If funds raised exceed the requirement for this project, the funds may be directed by GDG to a similar project activity. Please note that no non-development (evangelistic, political or welfare) activities are funded by Restore One. For more information please visit www.globaldevelopment.org.au.