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2018 Trivia Night – SAVE THE DATE

06/02/2018

It’s that time of year again… SAVE THE DATE for a fun filled evening, all in the name of FUNDRAISING!!
Saturday 26th May
6.30pm Nibbles
7.00pm Dinner
The Continental Hotel
5 The Esplandade
Cowes, Philip Island, Victoria
For further information and to book a table please contact;
Steve Davie : 0409 167 001
Nola Brooks: 041 711 2486
Donations of any kind for prizes are warmly received…

Family visit makes school newsletter

The Natstat family from Berkshire, England is heading to Cambodia and they have kindly requested donations of clothes and exercise books to take on their trip. This adventure has made their school newsletter this week!! THANK YOU TO THE NATSTAT and The Abbey School families & we wish you well on your adventure…
“One of our Abbey families is going on holiday to Cambodia next week. They are keen to support a worthwhile charity out there called Growing Cambodia…

Bimbadeen Paddock to Plate BBQ Dinner

28/03/2017

Saturday 25th March, a lucky group of Islanders enjoyed the rewards from their successful
bidding for a Paddock to Plate BBQ and three course meal at Bimbadeen,
Phillip Island.
The successful bid was made at last year’s Growing Cambodia
Trivia Night and the prize will one of a number of items available to be bid
on again this year.
A further $ 150 was raised on the night from other guests
and the donation of some jars of Bimbadeen Honey by Mr Bee Man Jeff
Lindenmayer…

Health & Sanitation Program Report – November 2016

19/01/2017

In November we had three incredible volunteers head to Cambodia to deliver Health & Sanitation program to our schools. In partnership with ASHA and EcoSoap, Dr Stacey Davie, Dr Andrew Lewandowski & Rosie Bourke presented on a range of topics to students and teachers, including; Hygiene (hand washing & dental health), Sexual health (Birth control, STI’s, Puberty & Periods)…

Medical Visit by Stacey, Rosie & Andrew!!

16/11/2016

We have three wonderful volunteers who recently arrived in Cambodia to undertake maternal and children’s health checks, in association with Growing Cambodia & ASHA Charity.  We wish them a wonderful time, thank them for their time, and our generous supporters for enabling this much needed program. We also look forward to hearing all about it on their return…

Delivery to Kok Beng – THANKS to the generosity of all our supporters

16/10/2016

Below is a very touching update from volunteer, Glenda Slater who is helping distribute food and supplies to the poorest villagers at Kok Beng this week…..
“Vattey and I set off for the psarkrom local market, the wholesalers! We bought mackerel, soy sauce, fish sauce, noodles, sugar, sweet milk, orange juice, coffee, and soap. We had already arranged to have 200 kegs of rice bagged into 20 kg lots…

A little donation cuts through!

03/09/2016

This is the Principal of Koy Meng Secondary School.  A  small donation from Growing Cambodia goes a long way – the school had wanted a Paper Cutter for a long time but lacked the funds until now.
Students can now use this for craft, projects and other activities, thanks to the generosity of our supporters and a recent partnership between Koy Meng school and Growing Cambodia Inc…

An important mention in Victorian Parliament!

 
A BIG THANK YOU TO the Member for Bass Brian Paynter, for his very generous contribution towards our Trivia night held in May. Mr Paynter recently discuss his attendance at our event and Growing Cambodia in a member statement to Parliament on Thursday 26th May. Please see link below for statement.
Following this, eight people from Phillip Island are heading to Melbourne for a meal in the Parliamentary Dining Room courtesy of Brian. We greatly appreciate this mention and his ongoing support…

Growing Cambodia’s English School – NOW OPEN – June 2016

Growing Cambodia’s English school was officially opened on 6 June 2016. Original plans were for one teacher and 80 students but these have changed with 280 students wanting to learn. Thanks Sopheak for all your hard work and thank you to all our supporters whom have made this possible.
Sopheaksteve Newserenity said – “It is so amazing to see many students at Beng school. They are very keen to come and study English. Thank you to our fantastic GC committee who have accepted our proposal…

  • The children are just delightful and it was a pleasure to work with such dedicated staff. This trip has been busy but very rewarding….. I am learning so much more about this incredible country and all its difficulties. I can see why so many people are so passionate about Cambodia.

    -Anne, Volunteer 2016
  • Not only do they help this new young generation learn English, which is the goal, but there are so many who are benefactors of the generosity of this group, that I am so glad I found. If you ever wonder in your life if one person can make a difference , you now know that they can. 

    -Glenda, Volunteer 2016
  • This was the most rewarding experience I have ever had as a student teacher

    -Abbie, Volunteer 2013
  • I would recommend volunteering to anyone and everyone, particularly those who love kids, enjoy a challenge and hope for a holiday that they’ll never forget

    -Jasmine, Volunteer 2012
  • Although volunteering is a giving thing I came away from the whole experience with a sense that I had certainly gained more than I had given

    -Julie, Volunteer 2014