We have been delighted to receive an update from United World Schools (UWS) about Chai Thom School – the school we support through them in Cambodia.

The school library has had some renovation work despite the weather being extremely hot in Cambodia recently, with temperatures sometimes reaching 32 degrees centigrade by 10 o’clock in the morning. With temperatures reaching such highs, Chai Thom School has been heeding government warnings to shift lesson times to avoid the hottest part of the day.

Whilst some schools have been enjoying their Easter breaks, children and staff at UWS Chai Thom school have been enjoying holidays in honour of Khmer New Year. The April school holidays allow Cambodians to celebrate the traditional Lunar new year, which marks the end of the harvesting season and anticipates the summer rains beginning. Celebrations are held over three days and include purification ceremonies, lots of food and traditional games.

United World Schools recently celebrated reaching 25,000 enrolments since 2009 – a major milestone that UWS simply couldn’t have achieved without support. In Cambodia alone, UWS have reached and transformed the lives of 20,000 children.

Thank you to everyone for continuing to support our fundraising activities which are making such a difference to children in the Chai Thom community.  Do keep an eye out for fundraising events coming up this term.