“Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.”
We know that the power of education can change lives. But without it, the stark reality is that children are condemned to a never-ending cycle of desperate poverty.
Providing education is transformative in breaking the poverty cycle.
Cambodia has had a very violent and turbulent past. It is a poor nation, and the poorest are those families that live in the North East. Poverty is deeply entrenched in this area of Cambodia. And yet, it is precisely this cycle of poverty that can so easily be broken through the provision of basic schooling and education.
With your help, we can break this cycle.
Sustainable transformation requires a combination of resources, education and attitudinal change. Thats why our new Cambodian partner Ponleu Ney Kdey Sangkhum (PNKS) is implementing a suite of programs that seek to address these many challenges.
PNKS works with indigenous communities in Cambodia’s most impoverished region: the remote northeast. They report that 27% of children in the nearby communities were not enrolled in primary school. It’s hard to comprehend almost a third of eligible children are not receiving an education.
It is hard not to compare, but when our children and grandchildren live in a world of plenty, how can other children dream of simply having a book and the ability to learn?
This situation does not have to be like this.
With your help, we can provide libraries in schools, helping children to read, discover the world beyond their village, dream of a better future and see their God-given potential flourish.
I am so thankful to you for being part of the AOA community. You choose not to walk past our global neighbours living in poverty.
The needs are acute, yet the costs are very modest, for example:
• $40 buy a set of 10 books that focus on a specific age group
• $75 can buy a reading table
• $1,600 enables a complete set of 400 books and provides the basis of a primary school library and
• $2,000 can buy ten library shelves to protect and preserve books.
Please join us in giving generously this Christmas and praying for children as they wait in the hope of an improved education.