mandag den 24. december 2012

Christmas presents

Dear Sponsors

We would like to thank all of you for your help and for the Christmas presents. the kids spent some money for toys, cloths, shoes and school bags, as you can see on the photos. We all wish the sponsors Merry Christmas and a happy 2013.

torsdag den 8. november 2012

Larger room, more space - finally

Finally, after years of waiting, we got the chance to move Borin and the kids to a larger room in the temple. They have now more than double space compare the old room. Makes it easier to keep the room clean.

tirsdag den 16. oktober 2012

Kosal start at Singapore International School

From the left: Cheng, Krem, Rotha, Kosal and Sopal
Kosal is just started in 4. class. He has had a difficult start when he started school, two years too late, and had to catch up with the other students. Now he is so much forward with his Khmer reading so Borin and I have decided to send him to the same private school where the other kids get English lessons.
Kosal continues, as the other children, in public school, he will go to private school in the morning and public school in the afternoon.
The school offer transportation and for that we need to pay 12, - USD per month.

Borin sent also a photo of the monthly supply, he purchase the same every month: milk, noodles and peanutes, washing powder, new toothbrushes for everybody, toothpaste, soap and shampoo.

torsdag den 27. september 2012

Start of new school year + 2 new guys in our project

 Borin did some shopping for the new school year. Notebooks, books, pencils, pens and so on...
The two new guys in the project arrived from the country side and will soon start in university. Borin paid the universy fees today. Krem (to the left) will study civil engineering and Rithy will study law.
Both of them look for a work so they can study and work at the same time.

lørdag den 11. august 2012

Living conditions for the poor

While the city of Phnom Penh is full of Lexus cars and you can buy everything we get in the West, there is still a huge distance to the conditions in the countryside and among the poor in the city. Agriculture is inefficient and many still don't have enough to eat.
The little boy on the photo live in the temple area with his grandmom, father and aunt, all three are unable to work.
This is what they may call for a home. A bed by a wall of the temple with constantly risk of being removed. My boy Kosal with his father and his little brother San. San don't go to school and the three other sisters are all left by the grandparents in the village. Next photo shows Kosal mother in front of the hous in the village. No electricity, no bath, no wc for under a dollar per day per family member.

This is the bathroom that my kids share with around 40 other people in the temple area. One shower and one wc. No hot water and no washing machine, some people not even have money to buy washing powder.

This is how this boy still iron his cloths now a day. His father died when he was little and his mother died 3 months ago. Borin met him in the hospital while his mother was sick, he looked after her and studied at the same time. He have no other siblings. This month he finished high school and I promised to help him to become engineer.

This is the conditions in the country side. Use of modern agricultural machinery is extremely limited. Everything is done manually. Production is limited and just enough to feed the family.

Farmer and his wife, they process a few kilograms at a time

onsdag den 1. august 2012

New students in our project

Key, born 1985, study IT
Thanks all the support I get from friends and family I can now support the monk Key, he is finishing these days his second year at university studying IT. We will also support 10 years old Vannak with English lessons in privat school.

Key and Claus in front of Wat Koh

School uniform and cloths to all the kids

Visiting Wat Phnom

Vannak, 10 years old, new boy in our project

Vannak in school

mandag den 23. juli 2012

Bye Bye Sihanoukville

Claus and Sophal
We had 6 great days, the resort is owned by a Danish lady and was very cosy and well kept.  We enjoyed every moment as you can see on the photos.

Morning offering to the monks by Kosal

Chanty, a happy swimmer...

Bye Bye Beach Club Resort, we will be back for sure!

Thank you, Lone

lørdag den 21. juli 2012

Happy birthday

Claus and Sophal

torsdag den 19. juli 2012

Trip to the beach - Sihanoukville

Stop on the way to Sihaoukville

Kosal and our "cook" (Aunty of Chanty and Rotha)


Collection of shells

Sellers on the beach

Tilføj billedtekst

Our hotel

Cosy hour