Gala Garden Party raises $23,000 for AllKids in Cambodia
 
The Rotary Club of St Peters is a long-time supporter of the AllKids program and recently held a Gala Garden Party as a fundraiser for AllKids. More the 150 people attended. An 8 minute video can be viewed or downloaded from this link -
 
 
 
The AllKids Learning Centre is in the coastal Commune of Ream in Sihanouk Province, Cambodia. It offers tuition for all children in the community by providing programs not available in the public schools. There are currently over 750 children enrolled for classes.
 
Dental hygiene is encouraged at the Centre and the dental facilities have been upgraded and all of the students receive dental care up to permanent fillings.
 
You can Sponsor a Child's Education. Give a child an education and a real chance for a better future.
 
You can help send a kid to school for only $30 AUD per month.
 
 
from the AllKids website -
 
AllKids is a not for profit, non-Government organization based in Cambodia.
 
AllKids Objectives;
 
* To enable disadvantaged children to access education
* To improve the quality of education within local schools
* To strengthen local communities and encourage self determination
 
Kids to School Project
* There are many reasons why children don’t attend school in Cambodia. The primary cause is usually related to poverty. However, most problems can be solved by bringing together the local community and encouraging them to develop their own sustainable solutions.  
 
* AllKids work very closely with the local public schools, their teachers and principals, local Government and Commune officials and families to find solutions which enable all children in their community to receive a good education.
* AllKids have written agreements with school teachers, school administration staff and principals to ensure that all children are treated equally and are provided with the support they need to receive an effective education.
* Often the poorer villagers live long distances from schools where land values are lower or where they squat on unused land. Sometimes their houses are beyond walking distance so their children simply don’t attend school.
 
AllKids support members of the local community to set up transport systems to ensure that children are delivered safely to school and home. These small business operators are provided with business training including safety procedures, budgeting, bookkeeping and reporting.
 
* It is not uncommon for a young teenager to stay at home to care for a younger sibling while Mum and Dad go to work.
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