We have been able to achieve our 1st year goal! All 3 university scholarship recipients have been funded the costs for their first year of university ($1600). This is an amazing time for them! We are currently in the process of supporting them select their degrees and university and find accommodation in Phnom Penh. We still need to works towards supporting their following years, so we are starting fundraising for their second year at university.
This as an exciting time for these students and an opportunity that they simply wouldn’t have the opportunity to attend university otherwise. In addition it is an exciting time for CfC as the maiden round of scholarship recipients as we strice to expand our operations to achieve greater impact. The next step in their lives is about to start!
On behalf of Carpets for Communities I’d like to thank Trinity Grammar, for their generous donation of $3, 594.95.
Your donation will directly help two of our mothers, Seng Eng and Seng Sean, start their own businesses, which will help them further provide for their family’s needs.Your donation will also help fund university scholarships for three students, Hing Premprey, Hourt Pesith and Tout Kimchhean.
This donation came from a sausage sizzle at the Athletics Day, the Cover for Cambodia event and from money raised at the Sutton House Breakfast.
Our heartfelt thanks to the parents, students and staff of Sutton House for their generosity; the Breakfast raised $1,200 for CfC.
And a very special thank you to the Year 10s who organised Cover for Cambodia – it was a huge undertaking on their part and they did a great job!
Kylie Hansen, CEO
We are looking for new directors to sit on the Carpets for Communities Board of Directors, starting at our AGM in October 2011. If you know of anyone with experience in international development initiatives, or might have a unique skill that they could contribute, please contact Kylie Hansen at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hey Melbournites! Want to get a banquet dinner that will go towards support ambitious, underprivileged entrepreneurs in Cambodia? Following on from our events in SA, Victoria will be running similar events that will go towards our entrepreneurs and scholarship campaigns. Visit our events page for details!
Congratulations to Kat Chaousis for officially being our new AYAD (Australian Youth Ambassador for Development)! She’ll be working on building our capacity in social work and helping us improve our programs. Can’t wait to see you over here soon Kat!
Thanks to the work of an anonymous volunteer, they were able to raise $2,000 by running a small event. This was some amazing work and has meant that Ee Ith, Moen Mean, Prom Samean, Touch Mom, Chan Srey Pove, Eourn Rei and Kon Sokha have all been funded and will start their businesses’ very soon! Stay tuned at MyBusiness.CarpetsforCommunities.org for updates!
Our Rugged Up winter warmer events are coming your way, and this August SA has 3 amazing events happening to raise funds for our entrepreneurs and scholarship campaigns! Find out what SA is up to here: carpetsforcommunities.org/donate/events/sa/
The fresh shipping container needs unloading to ensure the new carpets can make their way across the country. We desperately need some help next Saturday, the 9th of July, at Bulleen. Can you help, please?
CfC is in need of a courier or freight forwarder to help us out with the transport of the new carpets across the country. Does anyone have any suggestions? Preferential rates would be an enormous help.
We have 4 new businesses that have become available to be funded! Touch Mom, Chea Vanna, Koul Pow and Moen Mean all have developed their business plans and are ready to be funded!
That means that in addition to the 11 families that have already been funded, we have 15 more to be established! See them all here.