We send our heartfelt congratulations to our student Lida, who graduated with an Information System (IT) Bachelor Degree after 4 years of IT studies at Setec University. Determination and hard work always pays off in the end! Best wishes for the future dear Lida!
Lida is very grateful for all the support she has received:
"I would like to express my warm feeling and thanks to you for your support and for the trust you have put into me.Thanks you very much for the extra help you gave me so I really appreciated time you spent with me. You are the kind of human that make me have a great place and learned. If don't have all of you I don't have this day. I LOVE NORWAY HOUSE!"
Following a successful Mt. Everest Climb in 2013, Trond Eilersen, partner at Wikborg Rein, is helping us reach our goals. Sharing his experiences from the climb with several Wikborg Rein clients, in exchange for donations to school and education projects run by Norway House, he has helped raise substantial donations to our work. We we would like to extend a sincere Thank You to Trond for his valuable contribution!
Et par av våre frivillige har skrevet en fin artikkel om arbeidet deres for Norway House i Kambodsja, til bladet SWEA. Tusen takk! Spennende artikkel og fine bilder, bla nedover på bildet for å lese videre...
At our recent visit to Phnom Penh we visited the primary school. It was very nice to visit the school and see all the happy children. We had a walk around the school area and looked at the classrooms, the library, the outside area and the ongoing projects. It is impressing to see how much they have achieved in such a short period of time and with limited resources.
A brief update:
School hygiene and sanitation: 10 latrines are under construction. Building of sinks in outdoor area for personal hygiene. Each latrine will have a separate sink for hand wash. The latrine project is scheduled to finish in one month. Water filter to provide clean drinking water.
Promote learning: One of the previous classrooms is now used as Library. The books donated from Room to Read are already in the shelves. We realize there are still not enough books in the library and Norway House will consider supplying more books to support the kids reading development.
Capacity building for teachers: Teachers receive training from Child Rights Foundation to become better teachers.
Other projects since start up:
· Painting of classrooms.
· Planting of trees and establishment of a garden.
· Started to use the recycling bins.
We brought some bags of clothes and toys to be distributed at the school or in the local village based on need.
Read more about the background for the project here.
My name is Din Kong. I used to be a Norway House student. Last year I graduated with a degree in accounting after 4 years of study. I am now working at Child Rights Foundation full time. I also continue studies in English. Please read my letter of thanks:
" The first time I would like to say thanks for orphanage center that give a place to me for living and study 12 or 13 years ago. And the second Thanks to Norway House that gives scholarship and pay for all everything like Food, Accommodation, Study cost and everything that important to me, if I don’t have a scholarship from Norway House I don’t know how is my life today or further? But now my life so better than before and I hope in the further my life will be better and better. The third thanks for Child Rights Foundation organization (CRF) to give a chance to me to do volunteer and especially give opportunity from Volunteer to Full staff, and now I learned and knew a lot of thing from CRF and one more thanks for all of staff in CRF always give advice and share experience to me. I really would like to say thanks and thanks for all of u and love all of u so much. I know it is a short letter but it is really in my heart to say Thanks. Finally I wish all of u have a luckily and successful all everything all time." Din Kong 2014.
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