A CCT supported school is a beacon of light in a poor, Cambodian village. When you transform a school, you transform the lives of hundreds of children and their families.
A supported school is a centre of new life in the community – it represents the parent’s hopes and dreams for their children and the only realistic stepping stone out of poverty. Many parents have had limited education and have been totally disempowered from any form of engagement in their children’s education in the past. Because many parents are illiterate they do not feel they can have any say in education – we try to overcome that through ongoing community meetings and consultation.
We encourage their ongoing involvement with the school, we consult with parents about what they want for their children and we convince them that their child’s education is a good investment; better than keeping the children at home to work in the fields. The parents and wider community are an important part of the school ecosystem, as much as the school is central to the community.
We currently support twelve primary schools, four secondary schools and two teacher’s training colleges in the Takeo and Kampot provinces of Cambodia. There are many unsupported schools that we could transform with your help.
A suggested option is to gather 10 friends together that pay $100 per month each to sponsor a school and transform a community!
All donation amounts are in New Zealand dollars. As credit card transactions incur a bank fee of 2.5% + 30 cents per transaction, we ask that you select to add this to your donation to fulfill our promise of 100% of your donation going directly to Cambodia.
For $100 a month, you can be part of a group transforming a school and changing a community. If you would like to be part of a group supporting a school please let us know. Alternatively, you might be able to form a group. Could you, your friends, your book club, your church or your company partner with us to transform the lives of hundreds of children?
“Transforming schools is right at the heart of our work as a trust. Your sponsorship makes possible a radical turnaround in the education, health and wellbeing of hundreds of children. I cannot express enough how impactful this is. Thank you.”
~ Denise Arnold | CCT Founder
All of our volunteers meet their own travel and accommodation costs when working in Cambodia or in New Zealand and donate their time and expertise. Neither Denise Arnold, nor any of the Trustees or volunteers draw a salary from CCT or claim any of their expenses. They all believe passionately in what CCT is doing to put their own money and time in freely.
Where CCT does have administration costs, these are covered by the volunteers or by Lyon O’Neale Arnold, lawyers in Tauranga, of which CCT founder Denise Arnold is a Director. What costs CCT cannot avoid (bank fees and Xero costs) are covered by specific donations by individuals or the law firm.
Every dollar donated goes to the projects in Cambodia where it is carefully spent to get the maximum impact. Where possible supplies are purchased in Cambodia to support the local economy and to make our New Zealand dollars go further.