Banyan Tree OrganizationBanyan Tree Organization

Introduction

BTO provides free English education; business support for landmine survivors on the outskirts of Phnom Penh and in Takeo Province.

Over the years, many outreach programs have been undertaken to help these landmine affected families to become self-sufficient: a bike repair business, chicken farmer training, sewing lessons with a sewing machine, crafts, a technology centre, and a weaving centre.

Cambodia Our ProjectsThere is also a huge need in the remote villages for medical help. Many never see a doctor: they do not have a doctor and cannot afford to travel to one. Malaria and tuberculosis continue to plague the remote villages. We need to educate throughout rural areas regarding the need for sanitation, aiding in the prevention and transmission of diseases. We need to work to ensure the health of mothers during pregnancy and childbirth.

Patti and Barbara are excited and optimistic about all of these projects and the fundraisers that we do every year. If you are unable to attend one of our fundraisers, but still wish to make a donation, we would be so grateful. Barbara and Patti are an Agency of a charity in Canada; as well, they have formed an alliance with a charity in the USA. As a result, all Canadian and USA donors can receive tax receipts, valid for their own country.

Projects

Building a 5th School

A fifth school will be built this Fall, ready for the students by early December. Construction has begun!

Student Sponsorship

SreyLin is our first scholarship student. She will live in Phnom Penh and study at Pannasatra University in August, 2017. A second student will start University in August, 2019. These are both 3-year commitments, which include tuition, books, and living expenses.

Teacher Sponsorship

We are sponsoring one of our teachers to take additional university courses in English on a part-time basis over the next year.

Toilet Installations

We are planning to install 5 toilets over the next year for 5 families in the villages near our schools.








Our focus is to make sure that our students and villagers have:

Safe Water

Access to safe water. This is a fundamental human need and a basic human right. In some cases, this may be as simple as teaching them the necessity of boiling water.

Health Care

Access to health care and education regarding health / sanitation matters.

Transportation

As appropriate, to clinics in cities for dental, eye, and other medical needs.

PHOTO GALLERY

 

Family

Phnom Sampov, Battambang. I don't know the name of this fruit, but the students love to decorate for their teacher!

Schooling

Students doing their English studies @ PhnomSampov

Weaving Centre

The weavers at Dove Weaving, Sammi and Sama, have been creating beautiful scarves...these are on the way to buyers in Australia.

New Pavilion

A new pavilion has been built at Chan Teap school in memory of CARL MCCOY (Husband of Lisa McCoy) Carl was very supportive of Lisa's work and due to his kindness she was able to dedicate much of her time to the projects in Cambodia. The pavilion creates shade for the students as well as a place to enjoy outdoor classes and other activities.

Khmer New Year Party

Students in Takeo Cambodia celebrating Khmer New Year!

THANK YOU SO MUCH...

To all of you who supported our Cambodian Schools fundraiser on Friday June 2nd. There were many who were unable to attend but generously donated to our cause anyway.

We are so grateful... Barbara Seagram and Patti Lee

To Lynda Miller who donated hundreds of brand new white tops and track pants in all sizes and to Leanne who brought over this HUGE supply of clothes and books over to the Chan Teap school located in Takeo!

We are so grateful... Barbara Seagram and Patti Lee

To Mary Miller and Sally Hill and all the local teachers at ACBL who helped sponsor our fundraiser! These funds will pay for a teacher for over 1/2 of a year.

We are so grateful... Barbara Seagram and Patti Lee

To Enid Roitman, who is always there to help. She makes the Silent Auction table look so fantastic; she greets the people in the morning; and she handles the collection of the Silent Auction payments at the end of the day. We really could not run this function without her!

We are so grateful... Barbara Seagram and Patti Lee