Banyan Tree OrganizationBanyan Tree Organization

Current and Planned Projects

  1. A fifth school will be built this Fall, ready for the students by early December.
  2. We are sponsoring one of our students to start 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.
  3. We are sponsoring one of our teachers to take additional university courses in English on a part-time basis over the next year.
  4. We are planning to install 5 toilets over the next year for 5 families in the villages near our schools.







BTO will provide a bathroom/toilet at the home of farmer Soem Thorn

Nov. 2017 - Family to Receive Toilet

BTO will provide a bathroom/toilet at the home of farmer Soem Thorn, who lives with his wife, khun Sithon and their 5 children in Angtasom, Takev.

A further 9 families in Takeo and Kampot will benefit from this project in the coming weeks.



Oct. 2017 - More Students Heading to University

Some of our students will be going to University next year. They're making good use of Am Pov's weekend computer classes

Computer weekend classes are being held at one of our schools




Sept. 2017 - Construction Begins

Construction for the new fifth school commenced this week in TaProm Village, Kampot Province.

Savin has been teaching some students in his spare time.

They’re very excited to soon have a new classroom and library for their studies.




First Scholarship Student

SreyLin is our first scholarship student.

With thanks to the support from Patti Lee and Barbara Seagram she is able to live in Phnom Penh and study at Pannasatra University.



Sharing the Knowledge

Savin, BTO director, is sharing his knowledge with the teachers.

They have been updating their lesson planning skills - a very important part of their work.








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

 

Happy Gecko Library

Barbara visits Bridge Player's funded library building at the Happy Gechko School in Bakot village.

Happy Gecko Library

Patti Lee visits Bridge Player's funded library building at the Happy Gechko School in Bakot village.

Toilets

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

Three Amigos

Patti Lee, Pauline and Barbara Seagram

Phnom Penh

Patti Lee and Pauline, waiting for the ceremony to begin in Phnom Penh at the Inaugeration Ceremony

THANK YOU SO MUCH...

To those who attended the Third Annual Fundraising All-day Bridge Event held October 2nd, with North American Bridge Masters Barbara Seagram and Patti Lee, where $7,200 was raised for our schools in Cambodia!

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

To Jerry Smee and Lorna Johnson for their involvment in the Barbara Seagram "Take More Tricks...Improve Your Declarer Play" at the Niagara Falls Bridge Tournament and Fundraiser on November 8th and to the attendees!

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

To EVERYONE who attended the Second Annual Fundraising All-day Bridge Event held September 26, with North American Bridge Masters Barbara Seagram and Patti Lee. We raised $4,257!

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

To event organizers, Linda Harrison and Carolyne Dixon, the ladies of the Gravenhurst Seniors Centre for the lunch enjoyed by the attendees and the attendees from Muskoka, Chatham, Huntsville and beyond who raised over $5,000!

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