Wednesday, 28 March 2018

2017 Report & Accounts


The CamKids Trustees are pleased to report that our Annual Report and Accounts for 2017 have been filed with the Charity Commission and can be downloaded from HERE.

We would like to thank all of our donors and supporters, without whom we would not be able to help some of the world's poorest children.

If you have any questions about these accounts, please contact CamKids Finance


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Sunday, 25 March 2018

The biodigester

Our biodigester is a renewable energy source, producing methane from cow manure to generate gas for cooking and lighting.
It was built at CCC in 2014, funded by students from the Liger Leadership Academy in Phnom Penh, who raised the money to have it installed as part of their renewable energy project.
Not having to buy gas for CamKids staff cooking, saves around $140 per year, which may not sound like a lot but is the cost of educating a child at our school for a year.
Families work on a rota system to bring 20 kg of cow manure every day to put in the biodigester. This produces gas for 3 onsite staff to cook their food.
As an added bonus, the waste from the biodigester is excellent nutrient rich organic fertilizer for our veggie garden.



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Monday, 29 January 2018

Winter 2017-18 Newsletter

CamKids Winter 2017-18 Newsletter
As reported last year, we are now concentrating on the development of our CCC school and other MEND projects in Kampong Speu Province, which are 100% controlled by CamKids and where we believe that we can use donors’ funds most efficiently.

We are pleased to report that the process of transformation was completed by the end of 2017 and we are looking forward to focusing all of our efforts on improving the quality of education, health and opportunities for the children and the villagers supported by these projects, through your continued support.

Our decision was given a huge boost by the unexpected visit of HM King Sihomani of Cambodia to our CCC Project in July (see Page 2 of the Newsletter).  You can see a video of the visit here.

Please click on This Link and take a look at our latest Newsletter which focuses on the King's visit as well as those of other volunteers and organisations during the year. If you like what we are doing, why not sponsor a child at the school through a regular donation - £10 per month covers the full costs of one of our schoolchildren.

Remember, CamKids has no administration or fundraising costs - only Cambodians receive funds from the charity.  Every penny you donate therefore directly benefits the children in Cambodia.  Your support is critical to our continuing aid to many thousands of children and their families. 

If you need an incentive to stick to that New Year's resolution or just want to set yourself a personal challenge for 2018, why not set up a Fundraising Page for CamKids.  Any donation, however small, will help us provide long term support for some of the world's most vulnerable children. 

Finally, we would like to thank all of our donors and supporters and wish you the very best for 2018.

The CamKids Trustees

To access the Newsletter, please click This Link or Contact Us and we will send you a copy by e-mail.



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Please consider making a donation to help these desperately poor children and their families. 

If you are in the UK, you can text CAMK13 £10 to 70070 to make a £10 donation (or change to £5, £3 etc). Even a small donation of a few pounds from all of our supporters will make a huge difference. Remember, we do not have any overheads, so 100% of your donation goes to helping the children. 

Alternatively, go to www.bit.ly/singdonation or www.bit.ly/regdonation to make a single or regular credit or debit card donation in £, $ and A$ or PayPal to pay in any currency through PayPal (all cards accepted). 

Thank you 
The CamKids Trustees

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Khmer Sight Perform Miracles!

A few weekends ago, the Khmer Sight team visited our CCC School and Clinic, where we had assembled over 250 elderly villagers to have their vision tested, particularly for cataracts. 
60 villagers were identified as needing treatment, but only 33 agreed to be taken to Phnom Penh (for most of them, their first visit to the Capital) and treated at the Khmer Sight free clinic (see previous post). 
I met a number of the villagers after their operation and they were so grateful to have been given back their sight. 
They promised to spread the word to those who were afraid of undergoing treatment and we are planning on extending the search to the wider community around our project in early 2018. 

A huge thanks to all the team at Khmer Sight and also a special mention for Keith and the children at LIGER School in Phnom Penh, who helped with translation, comforting and reassuring the villagers and accompanying them when back in PP. 
Also a huge thank you to the surgeons and opthalmists from Newcastle, England who came to Cambodia, self-funded and in their own time.



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Wednesday, 8 November 2017

By Royal Appointment!

 
Everyone at CamKids is incredibly proud and honoured to announce that King Sihamoni visited our CCC School and other MEND projects earlier this year, as reported on the King's Facebook Page.
The King gave a very moving speech and was given a tour of the classrooms where he saw classwork, paintings and drawings lining the walls. 
The history and ethos of CamKids’ integrated MEND approach was explained to him and he was particularly interested in our dental program for all of the children. 
The King thanked CamKids for helping his countrymen and the Royal Palace team provided breakfast, t-shirts, scarves, books and pens and some money to every student.



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