Human and Hope Association is committed to empowering Cambodians to create sustainable futures for themselves, but now we need your help to ensure our own future by building our own school! We’ve operated out of a pagoda for several years, but having our own school would allow us more flexibility for our programs, to create a fun and safe learning environment just for our students, and to ensure the long term future of our organisation.
It costs $14,000USD to build a basic school. We have already raised $8,000USD thanks to individual donors, and now we are reaching out to the public to secure the remaining funds!
Land Preparation– $2,644USD
This covers the cost of a land rental contract fee, which is made iron clad by an experienced property firm. It also allows us to fill the land so it isn’t susceptible to flooding during wet season, and enables us to build a fence so we can ensure the safety of our organization.
Classrooms 1, 2 and 3 – $2,695USD
These classrooms will be open plan – they will not have any doors or windows, which limits our costs. It also ensures we can keep an eye on our students at all times, and requires minimal maintenance. Our English classes are held in these rooms.
Library/Office – $4,449USD
In order to save on costs, we will combine our library and office. At the same time, this will allow our staff to watch over the students in the library whilst being able to still complete their work. Our library is used for Art Class, Movie Club, Preschool, library time and staff development workshops.
Sewing Room – $2,894USD
Our sewing room is used both morning and afternoon, to empower poor villagers with a sustainable skill. This is the room where dreams are made.
“HHA’s sewing program has helped me change my life. I never imagined I could have my own business. Now I am so proud of myself and am full of hope because I can support my family” – Saney, sewing student.
To begin with, we will only have one toilet on premises. This toilet is cleaned three times a week by our part time cleaner. We have a water tank and sink at our current location, which we will take with us.
Water Pump –$250USD
We will need to leave our water pump at our current location, so we will need to build a new one. This pump is crucial for sourcing ground water.
For more information about why this move is necessary, please see the New Location Proposal then head over to Chuffed to donate, and see all of the perks we have to offer for your donation! And, don’t forget to share with your friends, as this is a crucial part of expanding our reach!
Thanks for your support!
From Team HHA,
Chhalin, Sally, Samen and Thai