My friend and colleague, Lynette Lanham, is celebrating a significant birthday early next year by asking her friends and colleagues to support the construction of a school in Cambodia.
What a wonderful idea!
Lynette travelled to Cambodia last year and was entranced by the beauty of the country while becoming increasingly aware of the ongoing legacy of the murderous policies of Pol Pot in the 1970s. Lynette wrote in an email about this trip:
When we went to Cambodia in April, I was shocked by the poverty and destruction, but in awe of the resilience of the people – especially the children. One of the things that was most confronting for us as teachers and students was to be in a torture prison which was a converted school. Schools are meant to be safe places.
Lynette goes on to say:
I then discovered Tabitha- an organisation that creates opportunities by building wells, houses and, more recently, schools. Every cent donated to this organisation goes to the project- there are no administrative costs.
Lynette is determined to raise $50 000 and I encourage you to support this vision for the children and communities of Cambodia by clicking here to donate, linking to this post, RT-ing on Twitter or promoting in anyway possible.
Please give generously!
SLIDER IMAGE : cc licensed ( BY NC SD ) flickr photo by kfcatles: http://flickr.com/photos/42407623@N05/5420411270/