The Cambodia Charitable Trust is made up entirely of volunteers. Volunteers are the key to our organisation, and have been since the very beginning. They are central to what we do, contributing to our success, and assisting the Cambodian people in their times of need.
We have groups of volunteers sewing washable sanitary pads for girls so that they can continue to go to school throughout the whole month. Is this something you could help with? We provide patterns and instructions. Please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
We need professional support to help us develop a teacher-training curriculum. This is so that when teachers from New Zealand visit Cambodia to provide professional development for Cambodian teachers, they are working from an overarching programme. If you are a qualified teacher or teacher educator and feel you could help, please let us know.
Do you have the capacity to gather people and raise funds for a good cause? We’d love to hear from you if you would like to help raise awareness and financial support for the CCT in your company, club or community. We have a variety of fundraising ideas we can suggest. Please email us on email@example.com
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.
REBUILDING AFTER THE LOST GENERATION
Cambodia is a nation in recovery from great trauma. Pol Pot and his communist Khmer Rouge movement led Cambodia from 1975 to 1979. During this dark reign, two to three million Cambodians out of a total population of seven to eight million died from execution, disease, starvation or overwork. Pol Pot’s vision was to create a nation of labourers; educated people and teachers were targeted and killed. The whole social structure of Cambodia was destroyed. A generation of leaders and teachers was lost. Education is vital for the rebuilding of Cambodia, and we feel compelled to support Cambodians in this transformative work. We’d love you to join us.