Wednesday, March 25, 2009

FLATout charity

I thought you might be interested in some of the work that FLATout are involved with...

FLATOUTaustralia is committed to helping the kids of Cambodia. Why Cambodian kids you ask? Well I, Prue, spent a year living in Cambodia as a volunteer in 2000 - 2001. I fell in love with the country and its people. The money we donate will go directly (that means every cent) to CEDAC, a Cambodian run non-government organisation I volunteered with. CEDAC is a great organisation and will ensure that every cent goes to the kids of Cambodia.

Sarah visited me when I lived there and knows that these kids need help. We know that the money we send to Cambodia will be put to good use - fresh water, fresh food, shelter and school books. We hope to make a small difference.Sadly, some children in Cambodia aren't as lucky as the children we know here in Australia, for example in rural areas 20% of children do not attend primary school and 44% of children under 5yrs are stunted due to lack of proper and sufficient nutrition, clean water and sanitation.

So to help out FLATOUTaustralia is donating money to CEDAC so they can run a small education programme to ensure improved health conditions and primary school attendance through general awareness raising and educational programmes among children and parents. We are also sponsoring a village based childcare centre where pre-school children can play, learn, borrow books and mothers can meet and discuss local issues etc. The centre will be run by local staff.We hope to expose around 200 families to the education programme and the child care centre will support around 80 children. We are really excited about this and look forward to sharing photos and progress reports as the programme continues.

For more information on CEDAC see are so excited to show you these photos of the work FLATOUTaustralia is funding in Cambodia.Kids learning about hygiene, nutrition, basic health and education skills. Check out the little building we funded too.How exciting is that? We love the following saying and we hope to continue this work for a long time to come."When you get, give.When you learn, teach."

1 comment:

Kasia Jacquot said...

what a superb cause and how very admirable of FLATOUT to get involved like this. i have always loved those bears now i love them even more!