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.
We have schools which currently need support. For between $600 and $1000 a month, you can transform an entire school and change a community. Or you can share in the cost of supporting a school for $100 a month.
We welcome any contributions or cost sharing arrangements. Perhaps you could help with $100 a month towards supporting one of these schools?
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.
You may want to help a school, but maybe the support of a whole school is not affordable right now? Don’t go away! We know other people like you.
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?
We welcome any sponsorship arrangements; monthly, annual, whole school or shared support.
“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 donate 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 take money from the charity for their expenses. They all believe passionately in what CCT is doing.
Where CCT does have administration costs, these are covered by donations, 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.
Every dollar donated goes to a specified purpose if the donor has one or 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.