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Srey Sanctuary, Cambodia
Construction is now underway on a literacy classroom at Srey Sanctuary in Cambodia, where vulnerable women will have the chance to learn to read and write.
Thanks to our generous donors, we raised $6,000 for a literacy program at Srey Sanctuary as part of our Christmas Appeal in 2017.
Combined with an additional gift of $6,000 from our corporate partner, Norman Disney & Young, and fundraising from our long-time supporter, Astrid Chapman, women at Srey Sanctuary will soon be able to enjoy literacy classes in a new two-storey facility.
Srey Sanctuary provides safe haven for women and girls who have experienced sexual abuse, domestic violence, and human trafficking. It also offers vocational training to help women earn an independent income, giving them the opportunity to escape the cycle of abuse and poverty.
Unfortunately, 70 per cent of women at Srey Sanctuary are illiterate. This makes it much harder for them to understand their rights and earn a liveable wage.
The literacy program will make a huge impact on women at the shelter. In addition to the construction of the classroom, your gifts will help to buy learning materials and cover the salary of a literacy teacher.
Work is scheduled for completion by November 2018.
Africa Water Appeal
Our End of Financial Year Appeal in June 2018 raised over $28,000 to bring water to drought-prone communities in southern Africa.
With your help, we will now be able to build a dam in Zimbabwe which will supply six different villages with water for irrigation. This catchment will serve around 1,350 people and 1,800 cattle, helping to protect farmers from future droughts.
Money from this appeal will also go towards a clean water system at Dowa District Hospital in Malawi, which provides health care for 850,000 people in the region.
Water access is very erratic at the hospital. Recently, the hospital had no water for 10 days, and staff had to fetch water from boreholes using ambulances.
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These projects are supported by the Australian Government through the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP).