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Project CHAB 2018

$1,331 of $4,000 goal

Raised by 25 people in 6 months

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CHAB is a school in Siem Reap that was started by Mr. Kim Bona and is registered in the Interior Ministry of Cambodia. My parents stumbled across Bona and his school while they were in Siem Reap and have been sending school supplies and clothing every 6 months for quite a while.  Bona has sent photos and and uploaded them onto his website showing the children happy with the contents of their packages. The packages do arrive, and we see photos of the kids wearing the clothes that, just a few weeks back, had been sitting in a box in Los Angeles, California.

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CHAB was getting funding from a nearby tourist hotel that shared some of their profits, but the hotel was sold off, so funding slowly dwindled, and now is completely gone. Bona is afraid that the school might have to close. As of now, the teachers who pick kids up from remote villages and bring them to the school have been using their own money for gas. But they can't do that forever. Also, the government is taking back the classrooms that they let CHAB use, so Bona has to rent out a space as of March 2018. 

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The kids are mostly from small villages and otherwise won't get any schooling. The problem, in that part of the world, is that kids are often sold if they don't have skills for a proper job. CHAB gets the kids to school and teaches them math, English, hygiene and more. It keeps children off the streets, away from child labor and prostitution. They also learn to take care of themselves and of others. 

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I went to visit CHAB in July 2016. Everything you see here is true. There is a school, there are tons of students and they need to build skills for their future and stay safe! I hope to visit again in 2018. So far, many friends of ours have been great supporters. Two of them, Jackie (L) and Molly (R), went to visit CHAB School. 

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Another friend, Sarah, raised money with her daughter Elaia through Elaia's school in New York. Everyone in Elaia's grade participated!

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We reached around $4,000 for 2016 and 2017. Now we are getting ready for 2018 and I would like to give them the same amount as we did last year. The school is still open and the kids are still there. I hope everyone will repeat their donation from last year!

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Here is a photo of Bona. Please look at his website for all the details about CHAB School. There is more information about how the money is allocated, who he is, what the children do at school, volunteer opportunites and tons more:

www.humanitycambodia.org 


We can do this!
I will be more than happy to keep everyone updated on whether or not we are reaching our goal!

Most importantly, THANK YOU!

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Tell me this isn’t the sweetest email you’ve ever seen... and I will challenge you! I can’t wait to go back to Siem Reap one day soon. Just need one tuk-tuk partner, but I am thiiiiiis close to throwing my hands up and going myself people!! ❤️❤️

No me digáis que este correo no es el más bonito que hayáis visto nunca.... apostamos! Tengo montón de ganas de volver a Siem Reap pronto. Solo me falta alguien con quien compartir el tuk-tuk, pero estoy ya que me voy solita eh!!? Escribo en español para los que hayan contribuido desde mi país preferido, no me olvido de vosotros! ❤️
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Hi guys,
Please check out the new tour sections in the website for CHAB School. http://www.humanitycambodia.org/news-description.php?detail=1

Bona has added a lot of really cool information to offer people guided tours in and around Siem Reap, and hopefully that can bring in some money for the school.

Won't you be happy if the school can sustain itself through tourism? And then you won't have to get emails from me? :P

He said that they were in a pinch again, so he asked that I send over what is left in the fund. So, the receipt is attached, and we are back to zero. Feel free to donate today! LOL. Well, you know, it is always welcome.

We have to re-write to TripAdvisor because the website wasn't good enough, but I am confident that if we can get them to re-evaluate, then the tour company will get on the website. I can't wait for my friends (Isaiah, Alex, Jackie, Mark, Molly) to review the tour. And me! I went on the tour as well. I was pretty special. We saw, among other things, people who lived in houses (well, shacks...) on highhhhh up stilts because when it is rainy season, the village floods and they take boats from place to place. It was about 30 minutes outside of Siem Reap, and not frequented by tourists whatsoever.

I will leave you with a photo from the tour, when we stopped at the village school, and these two little sweeties were pumping some water.
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Hey guys!
Check out the CHAB chart to see where the money is going. If you feel like it on this lovely Monday, please donate to help pay for the gasoline of one teacher to go out into a school/center that is outside of the city! Remember that the people here are still rebuilding their lives after the Cambodian Genocide of the mid to late seventies. Most of the population is young since so many older people were killed. These young people need education to build their county back up to its potential. Yes, I learned all of this from the Angelina Jolie movie... : ) I originally just fell for the kids' faces, their beautiful good manners and the crazy hard work that Bona is doing with barely any money for anyone. The new generation may be poor, but these kids are SMART! They need teachers to get them up up up and into good schools and even colleges! It all starts here, when they are little!
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We have had another personal visitor to CHAB School, Siem Reap! And the good news is that a lot of you know him. Dun dun dun..... my friend Isaiah went to Cambodia and Bona took him on a tour! He showed Isaiah the new school (see photos) and took a couple of photos with some of the kids. I am always so happy when someone can visit, and vouch for the validity of all that Bona is doing! Isaiah and Alex donated some time and some money to the school. Be like I & A! :)

I was also told that since they moved to the new location, lots more kids have gotten wind of the program and there are a lot of new faces coming to class now. More teachers = more gas money to go collect kids from the rural areas....

I was thinking of trying to set up a TripAdvisor entry (somehow) to advertise Bona's tours. Like a guide service of the neighborhoods and schools for tourists. (5 stars!!) I wonder if I can do that. I will let you know!

Follow us on Instagram @CHABSchool (lol. yes, really)

Thank you Jackie, Molly and now Isaiah for visiting!
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