October 2017 Dream Journal
Cambodian Community Dream Organization
Scholarships, Ambassadors, Volunteers, Oh My!
Cambodian Girls Shine
International Day of the Girl is October 11th. There are 1.1 billion girls in the world and many live in dire conditions. Watching our Cambodian girls in classes, library, computer center or playing sports we feel hopeful and proud. They are taking full advantage of CCDO offerings and they are on average showing more dedication and better results than boys. To be fair, while our girls are expected to shoulder a larger share of domestic work and sibling care on top of helping in the fields, the boys are under bigger pressure to drop out of school before even reaching high school and find work to support their families.

We thank our donors who support education as a way out of poverty for all our children!
On the Ground Report
Ordinary people can do
extraordinary things
that make a difference
in the world,
one child at a time.
Flooding in Siem Reap
With school still on vacation the floods did not affect our students, but our staff had to battle the rising waters at our office.

GCC Scholarships Awarded
After a careful process of record checking and interviews 4 of our students were chosen for scholarships by our wonderful partner Global Children Cambodia. This financial support with assure that they will be able to continue their education at University. Congratulations to LIV Savei, HOY Saron, MIET Suom and OEURN Chantrea.
A special shout out to KHOEUN Kamsot, who got a scholarship from National Institute of Social Affairs (NISA) in Phnom Penh to major in Social Affairs. He got 4 years 100% scholarship and he is now in Phnom Penh with his older brother, who is studying Management.
Every Day is Handwashing Day
International Handwashing Day is celebrated on October 15 but CCDO promotes and teaches good hygiene every day starting with our youngest at the preschool level. Besides correct hand washing we also teach good oral hygiene after breakfast. Each student has his or her own toothbrush in special holders on the wall of their classroom, replaced every six months.
CCDO Global Ambassadors
CCDO Ambassadors are raising funds around the world. Signe Christensen from Auckland, New Zealand, and her Altrusa group raised $459 through film screening. They slated the funds for educational and literacy supplies.
“I belong to an international women's community group called Altrusa, present in 13 countries around the world. Our NZ Altrusa group and our dedicated Altrusans are always looking for projects that incorporate literacy and mothers and children. It has been an honor to raise funds for books for CCDO.”
Our student ambassadors from Windermere Ranch Middle School in San Ramon, California have worked hard to raise funds this year. The 6th graders held bake sales and sold various items in February thru March. They raised an impressive amount of $640 towards our children's health checkups.
Josh Grimm, CCDO Ambassador, is hosting an event in New York City in November.
He has been raising funds for Cambodia for a few years and is excited to team up with CCDO. All funds raised will go to CCDO to build wells, feed children breakfast and educate children by providing English Classes, Sports, Library and Computer lessons. Please give generously to support Josh and his passion to help others.
Any amount is gratefully accepted, $50 feeds a child for a month, $150 educates a child for a year, $300 builds a water well for a family. All funds tax deductible. Click here to donate.
Would you consider being an Ambassador for CCDO? You can spread awareness about our work amongst your friends, colleagues and neighbors and dedicate a fundraiser towards an area of importance that you hold dear. Please contact us at usa@theccdo.org and we will send you our colorful brochures and help you brainstorm easy and successful fundraising ideas.
Thanks to Our Fabulous Donors
Maxine Marron has again generously donated $3,000 to ensure that all her 6 scholarship students are able to complete their university courses.
Volunteers & Visitors
We have a new influx of volunteers. We are excited to have a Girl Power trio: smart, dedicated, and gorgeous.
Belinda Chiu, (New York), who has been sponsored as a The Forgotten International Fellow is our Health & Well-being Program Volunteer Intern. She will be working with our Community and nutrition in the school gardens.
Audry Barbier from France, is our Education Program Volunteer Intern working with our education department to improve the pronunciation and reading skills.
Nicole Campbell from Canada, is our Communication & Grant Writing Volunteer Intern and has been improving our Social Media and Marketing department, as well as helping with grant writing.
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