Trivia Night Success – May 2016


Thank you everyone for your overwhelming support at the Trivia Night on Saturday evening where the final figure raised was $15952.50.

The funds will be used by Growing Cambodia throughout the next year on our programs in Cambodia. These include:

1. Supporting English and Health lessons at schools at Beng, Oroluos and Kok Beng rural villages for over 750 children
2. Supporting the educational needs of over 500 students at the government school at Koy Meng
3. Sponsoring children that cannot even afford to attend a government school to obtain an education
4. Providing a bag of rice each month to the four rural villages to help the poorest families
5. Assisting with the provision of clean water to the schools and villages
6. Continuing scholarships to allow several students to attend University
7. Supporting a breakfast program at Koy Meng where the poorer students can now start the day with a meal.

The committee of Growing Cambodia feel very humbled by the kindness shown by the community – including sponsors and others unable to attend on the night. The programs that are being supported are helping build a better and more sustainable quality of life for many children and their families. Everyone should feel very proud that their contribution is making a difference to these Cambodian people.

A big thank you to Brian Paynter for donating a dinner for ten at Parliament House – congratulations Simon Manning and his crew (please inform and increase security on the day Brian !!) and to Diana Edwards and Ros Kulhman for donating some beautiful artwork. Also thanks to all our raffle sponsors including Holmwood, Rhyll Haven, Chris Thompson, Emma at Spice Hair, Amaze N Things, The Male Centre, Isola Di Capri, Lois Green and Phillip Island Helicopters

  • 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