The Rotary Club of Phnom Penh donated $10,000 to Mith Samlanh/Friends Dec 15, as
part of a Child Opportunity Grant from the Rotary Foundation of Rotary
Sebastian Marot, Coordinator of Friends, said the money
was part of desperately needed funds for the project, which works with street
children in Phnom Penh and the provinces.
"We needed the money really
badly - in fact, we started spending it before we got it," said Marot. He added
that the money will go towards the purchase of training tools for a welding
class, a car, beds and clothes.
Robert C Scott, President of the Phnom
Penh Rotary Club, said in his handover speech that the club had followed the
progress of Mith Samlanh/Friends since 1996, and that he knew the money would go
"to good use".