School Supplies Donation by CARE Foundation
Tropang Krouch primary school, located in Bati district of Takeo province, is one of remote schools in Cambodia. It’s serving a group of approximately 300 young students whose families primarily live on seasonal farming practice and small-scale livestock raising.
The school has quite a big campus sharing borders with a Buddhist temple (Tropang Krouch Pagoda), which is typical in rural Cambodia. Two rusty single-floor buildings host several classrooms and offices of the few school officials and teachers. Everyone comes from the same village.
CARE Foundation’s first project was to bring school supplies sponsored by the charitable community of Cambodian-American generous hearts living in Long Beach and Los Angeles, California.
The total fund was over $3,000 which translated into a complete package consisting of a bag, pens, pencils, erasers, a personal black board, textbooks and notebooks for each of the students.
Friends and families of CARE Foundation’s members not only volunteered to help with logistic and other necessary tasks, but also donated their personal money to give to the students.
On the morning of the meeting day, the students excitedly lined up waiting for the arrival of the foundation team. Their smiles showed hopes and a sense of being cared for.
Even though, the package the students received was not of significant amount, it represented something bigger than just school materials. It symbolizes support and inspiration for the students to thrive in their educational journeys.
Like those at Tropang Krouch primary school, Cambodian rural students in every part of the country need the support and inspiration. CARE Foundation hopes to provide them with anything possible, so they can succeed in their education and ultimately better their lives.