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Donations flow in for Cambodian orphans

Written By vibykhmer on Friday, April 17, 2009 | 10:10 AM

Wellington Times (Australia)

Fifteen Cambodian orphans will have a chance at a better life, thanks to generous donations by members of the community.

Former St Mary’s primary and Wellington High School student, Clare Holman, 21, recently challenged the community to sponsor one of the 49 orphans at the Chres Village Orphanage in Siem Reap, Cambodia, where she volunteered for two months.

After an article in the Times, The Daily Liberal and an interview on ABC radio, many people have decided to sponsor the orphans and a number of others have opted to donate money towards buying items for the children.

“I just deposited the money from donations today and that will buy the children mosquito nets, shoes, food and toiletries,” Miss Holman said.

The sponsorship program has been set up by Miss Holman, where sponsors donate $30 a month and one hundred per cent of all money goes directly to the child to feed them.

The non-government funded orphanage, which also operates as a free English school for 400 local village children, survives off donations and the work and goodwill of volunteers.

“Once again thankyou so much, I really appreciate it and so do the orphans,” Miss Holman said.

Anyone interested in sponsoring a child can do so by contacting Clare on 0413 303 569 or via email at clarehol_87@yahoo.com.au


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