Lisa's Challenge for Cambodian School
Skerritts has donated £1000 to Lisa's Challenge for Camodian School.
In November, Lisa spent a month volunteering at SOID School in Siem Reap, Cambodia. This small village school provides a free education to 180 children aged between 5 and 15. The children are too poor to go to a government school as they have to pay a fee to get into the classroom, so SOID provides them with an opportunity to get an education. All families are even given free rice and health checks as an incentive for parents to send their children to school rather than out to work.
During her time there Lisa painted one of the classrooms with educational resources and worked with the teachers to implement a phonics programme. These enthusiastic kids love coming to school and are so eager to learn. Lisa plans to return there in April to continue her work. With the money she is hoping to raise, Lisa would like to paint the other three classrooms and provide more teaching and learning resources such as textbooks and a reading scheme. Lisa is also hoping to purchase a projector to enable the children to practise English using interactive resources on the internet.