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6 Years Old and we have come a long way
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US !


Grace House was 6 years old on the 7th November but due to the Water Festival we did not celebrate until 20th when we combined it with the opening of  the transitional home for children with disabilities.
The children showed off their work, sang to the parents and played games. It was lovely to see so many parents turn up and take an interest in their children's education. Well done
Dani, Mom, weavers, teachers, day care staff, volunteers and cooks for preparing everything and making it a special day. 
 
Parents Enjoy the Occasion 

Welcome to Preahkoun House

Thanks to your amazing donations and fund raising the home for children with disabilities is now complete and named. The home is called Preahkoun House, Preahkoun means Grace in Khmer.
Huge thanks to Alan for project managing the build, our builder Net and his team and the Sparkies electricians.
The home was blessed by the monks from Wat Athvea Pagoda followed by snacks and a performance from the children. Guests included local officials, NGO colleagues and parents.  
Special thanks to Godfrey Weir, Howard Hedinger, Sally Baughen, Aaron Meyer, Tim Ellis, Keith,Paisley and Craig Mathieson and everyone else who donated.
What Next ?
Constructing and equipping the house took most of our funds so now we need to raise funds for running costs. Preahkoun House's objective is to enable children who have been neglected or have not had the opportunity to benefit from physio, speech and occupational therapy to reach their full potential then return home or into long term foster care.
As a transitional and respite facility with different children passing through we have decided to ask you to
 "Sponsor a Bed" 
We have named each bed a Cambodian flower and estimate the cost per month is $200 per bed. Of course we do not expect individual people to sponsor the whole $200 but your workplace/ organisation or company may wish to do so. Please donate via www.virginmoneygiving.com/gracehouse stating the donation is for Preahkoun House.

 

 

Sponsor a Bed
Just select a flower name and email Mali at - admin@gracehousecambodia.org for more details of how your donation will be used.

New Electricians Course Commences


At the begining of November we started the 3rd electrician training course. These 4 young people will recieve 1 year classroom based and 2 years "on the job" training.  This has been made possible thanks to individual and corporate sponsorship. 
 



     

           

Football Season Kicks Off 


The new football season has kicked off to a great start with our teams playing well. We would like to say a huge thank you to Lou Cummings, our past volunteer coordinator whose new hotel - Santa Clara has sponsored our kit this year



     

           

Computer Courses

 

For the past 2 years Bettina and  Michael Jetter from USA have funded computer classes in the evenings and weekends for 16 -24 yr olds. We are happy to announce the Jetters have donated funds for another year, enabling local young people to learn valuable skills.

 
Unfortunately our computers are breaking down and we only have 8 out of 15 working. We need to raise funds to replace them, enabling more children to have access during class time and in the evenings.

     

           

 

 Painting, Pencil Making and Playground Building
 

Just some of the activities carried out by the schoolies from Rotary Club of Belvoir-Wodonga who donated funds for the play equipment, fencing and landscaping the garden.

 


     

           

While the schoolies from Frankston Rotary Club gave the office and front gates a much needed facelift with a little help from friends.

Youth Club Restarts

 

The Youth Club has been reassessed and started a new Sunday programme. We hope this will enable more girls to attend. The programme has began with a bike ride and cooking lessons (Mom's famous Amouk was a great hit, especially with chief taster Dani).

Mom and Mou the youth workers have attended a short course on youth leadership skills, thanks to our friends at Possibilities World training. 

We are proud to announce Harnessing Opportunities through Play and Education - HOPE, a UK charity,  have awarded us one year funding for the Youth Club activities and staff salaries. Thank You!
 

Family Sponsorship

 
In October we took in the newest children and the social workers are starting to visit each family. As you can see from the photograph we still have a lot of families in need. We need help with house repairs, safe wiring, installing toilets, water wells and filters.

House Repairs $100 - $500
Toilet                 $200
Water Filter     $80
Safe Wiring       $100
Sack of Rice per month $30

Thank You


2014 has been a year of ups and downs, donors have withdrawn for personal reasons but a new corporate donor has come on board. We have increased our school partnerships and family sponsorship numbers enabling us to support more families in need. We became a UK charity and registered with the Royal Government of Cambodia Ministry of Social Affairs.
45 new children joined our classes, including some we have known since they were born! 12 students moved on into work or further study and our 19 university sponsored students are doing well, with several now in their final year. We wish to say a special "thank you" to Tok Iwabuchi for  supporting  the university sponsorship. 
Your generous donations enabled us to build the new home and continue all our programmes. Volunteers have donated their time and shared skills which enhance our work, helping GHCC to grow from stength to strength. We are looking forward to developing our plans for 2015.  So on behalf of all the staff and families we would like to wish you a 

 

 

 

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