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The charity team for communities


Cambodia is faced with flooding. Many people don’t have shelter and food and need assistance.

To respond to the victims’ needs and assist the government, a lot of people have donated money in order to help flood victims.

Meanwhile, a group of students have got together to volunteer their time to help flood victims.

With motivation from their lecturers and a willingness to share this team of volunteers got together in early October. They call themselves The Charity Team for Communities, and there are five  members, all students at the Institute of Foreign Languages.

The members of this team are Tek Sopheavatey, Tiv Rachana,  Sok Sokun, Chhith Leakhena and Chea Meyka.

Their mission of this team is concentrate on poor children living along rivers who are sponsored by the Riverkids organisation.

According to Tek Sopheavatey, “The reason we chose Riverkids is because we saw poor, struggling children who have no ability to go to school, so most of the time  they scavenge for glass and plastic bottles.

“The most important issue for their future is for them to avoid being trafficked.”

Recently, this team completed its first work session for the project by going directly to a river community for a ceremony where children from families who were unable to support their education were given supplies such as notebooks, pens, bags and uniforms for the new school term.

If you are interested and want to assist this project, contact The Charity Team for Communities on 012 722 689 or 098 547 307.



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