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Current and Planned Projects

  1. We are currently sponsoring three students at university. This includes tuition and books.
  2. We have now installed 18 toilets over the last 3 ½ years for 18 families in the villages near our schools. FIVE more toilets will be installed over the next year for five other families.
  3. We have installed toilets, wells, handwashing stations at all of our schools, and we are now installing toilets and handwashing stations at a number of nearby government schools.
  4. We have taught good hygiene and sanitation practices to all of the young girls in our schools and have distributed Days for Girls kits to each of them. We have also extended this program to a large government school. We plan to continue expanding this program to more of the government schools.
  5. These last two initiatives ensure that the young girls can stay in school, every day of the month.







September 2020 - Water Projects

2020 Water ProjectsIn spite of the pandemic, over the last few months, our Cambodian organization, the Banyan Tree Organization, has been able to work on some construction projects.

Tim Savin, our Director, and Meas Phonn, our Assistant Director, have spearheaded all of the projects: 2 toilets at a primary school, 4 toilets and a handwashing station at a high school, a handwashing station at a third school, and toilets for 4 poor village families.

The three schools mentioned are all government schools near to our own schools and our students go there, as well. We have endeavored to provide the local government schools with good sanitation facilities. This helps to keep the girls in school, at any time of the month.

2020 Water Projects
2020 Water Projects

This could not have been accomplished without the assistance and support of A Vision for Clean Water (AVFCW), a charity headquartered in Troy, Michigan. Our thanks to them and to our donors, who have helped to make a big difference in the lives of many in Cambodia.







Chan Teap School Cement Path

November 2018

At Chan Teap (Takeo) students no longer need to wade through the mud to reach the classrooms thanks to the new cement paths. Deputy Director, Phon and Teacher, Kunthea planting the gardens with the students help!


Theara, with an outdoor class at The Meas Family HomestayLibrary Time at ProkeabBTO teacher, Theara, enjoys an outdoor class with his students at The Meas Family Homestay. This is a good opportunity for village children to have a class close to home.









October 2018 - Chan Teap - Takeo AND Taprom Village - Kampot

Chan Teap School and Ta Prom School


Chan Teap School Cement Path

September 2018 - Chan Teap School

Cement paths are being laid at Chan Teap! Teacher, Kunthea, and students will be very happy not to be wading through water in the wet season.


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Aug. 2018 - Banyan Tree Organization Student Activities

Banyan Tree Organization Student Activities
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Rotary Wheels for Learning Team 2018 at Banyan Learning Tree school in Ta Prom

Feb. 2018 - Rotary Wheels for Learning Team 2018 at BLT school in Ta Prom

Very sincere appreciation to this years RWFL team from all of us at the District level who recognize the importance of service and the kind of work you as a team did. We also want to say a big thank you to your team leaders MaryAnne and Mike and their supporters who also worked for months before the project ensuring all was there when needed.

They have supplied 110 bicycles to our community! View LARGER images on FACEBOOK


Rotary Wheels for Learning Team 2018 at Banyan Learning Tree school in Ta Prom

Feb. 2018 - Students in the Library in Ta Prom

Students in the library, at our new school in Taprom, with librarian Im Yen. View LARGER images on FACEBOOK


Students in the library in Ta Prom

Announcing the opening of our new school in Taprom Village, Kampot Province

Jan. 2018 - Our NEW School Opens

We are very excited to announce the opening of our new school in Taprom Village, Kampot Province.

Construction is complete and the teachers received the first enrollment of 158 eager students on 22 January.



New School - New Wash Station

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, 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.

Hygiene & Sanitation

Access to health care and education aiding in the prevention and transmission of diseases, including: Handwashing Stations / Toilets / Days for Girls Kits.

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