Trading Hair for Education
Want to help the disadvantaged?
Think I would look like a 16 year old if I got a haircut?
If you answered yes to any of the above I sure do have a proposal for you.
I am going to chop my gorgeous locks for charity. Shine Cambodia are a great organization helping school children in the Cambodian village I spent a year in. When I was there I helped out at a project called Painting Smiles which has since closed down, from this closure Shine Cambodia was born.
I met Suzannne, the founder of Shine, in Cambodia in 2013. She is a legend and is trying to pay for teachers salaries from crowd funding and her own pocket.
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I am sick of having a mobile ant colony in my hair and thought I might help out.
Give what you can; I know most of you are poor too.
The target is a mythical number that I invented. I am just trying to raise as much as possible. I'll chop my hair and donate on the 22nd of April.
PS - Did you know for the cost of one Australian durry you can educate a Khmer kid for like ages n that. (A dollar a day for a child to go to school)
Cold head but we raised an incredible amount of money!
We have done amazingly! Over $4,000 raised!
Some pretty devastating news, a lot of the families of the students have been displaced from there homes due to development in the Otres area.
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I am going to do the big chop this Saturday, I was thinking of getting everyone together for a drink, donation and haircut.
I am overwhelmed by the support of all my friends and friends of friends.
We have raised over $1,800 for Shine Cambodia!
However I still think we can do better, time to tug on those heart strings.
When I lived in Sihanoukville, where Shine is based, I spent a few months living on a farm and working for rent. Our neighbour was a soldier in the war and had lost a leg to a land mine. He had 3 kids, one of which was a little girl that used to come over and help me with my chores who I affectionately nicknamed Mowgli. Their family lived in dirt and barely had food to live, but were kind and always welcomed me in for a drink and food.
This farm was on a tidal river and frequently there was only a very narrow path to walk along with water on both sides. I had a bucket worth of food for all the ducks, chickens and pigs when I came face to face with a 300kg sow. The pig would not let me pass and was pushing me to get at the food. From out of nowhere little Mowgli came to my rescue and punched the pig in the snout.
Anyway, fast forward 4 years and I have just seen an update from Shine Cambodia. I almost cried when I saw that my little pal Mowgli was attending school. This was no where near possible when looking at her life when we were friends.
Please give what you can guys, I'll be chopping my hair the week after Easter weekend and I'd really like to raise as much as we collectively can for this great cause.