We had our Teachers for Tomorrow 3rd Anniversary Celebration on November 7th in Siem Reap, Cambodia that was attended by 73 of our students, staff and volunteers. The kids enjoyed a fun award dinner at Bosa Seng’s family restaurant (Bosa was a student of mine a the Univ of Washington in 2012) and afterwards attended Phare, the Cambodian Circus. This was a good year for us, thanks to our great donors, students and staff of Teachers for Tomorrow.
Our first high school scholar graduates! Ms. Mean Phoat (Khunthea) recently graduated from high school. She was the first student that we bagan sponsoring three years ago. She recently took the national university entrance exam, and if she passes she will attend college, thanks to the donors of Teachers for Tomorrow! If you would like to support her college education, please, please follow this link
The Teachers for Tomorrow Life Skills course for adolescent women continued with its monthly program during the months of January through June 2015. Topics included reproductive health, HIV-AIDS, gender-based violence, home economics and environmental responsibility. The program will continue through 2015.
Renovations for the new Community Education Center (CEC) were completed. These include solar power, lights, ventilation fans, a new set of furniture, and a DVD player/TV set. A big thanks to our donors who supported these renovations through the Brick Me campaigns. Special thanks to the Johns and Pedersen families for their contributions as well. Shown below are some of the TFT kids and the mural they painted on the school wall
A focus group was held in the village recently in order to better understand the needs of the village community and the students with regards to building an educational facility. This input will help design the new Community Education Center.
Teachers for Tomorrow has received commitments for two $5,000 donations towards a remodeled education facility and expansion of our educational programs. An ambitious crowdfunding campaign will be launched soon in order to raise more funds to expand the educational programs.
The United States Department of Treasury (IRS) has accepted its application for 501(c)(3) charitable designation status and we expect a positive final determination shortly. A copy of the November 26, 2014 letter from the IRS can be found here. A copy of the Teachers for Tomorrow 2012 State of Washington business license as a domestic nonprofit corporation can be found here.