Guy's Trust News August 2017

Dear Friends
Welcome to the latest newsletter from Guy's Trust. 
We hope that you'll enjoy reading about the achievements you have helped to make possible over the last months. We'd also like to stay in touch with you in the future but as of May 2018, new legislation will prevent us from keeping your contact information without your permission.
So if you'd like to hear from us occasionally, please let us know (if you haven't already). Just email us with a YES and we'll know what you mean!  If we don't hear from you, sadly we will have to remove you from our database in nine months time.   
Our FAMILY QUIZ will be back this year - on SUNDAY 26 NOVEMBER at the same London venue as always. More details to follow, but in the meantime please save the datea 
Also in this newsletter: - photos of Guy's Global Garbage Grab world-wide beach clean and updates on our work in Cambodia and Nepal.  
With best wishes, and hope to see lots of you at the quiz!
Vicky Joseph
Chair of Trustees

World Oceans Day June 2017
This year Guy's Trust teams in 14 locations around the world marked World Oceans Day by cleaning up discarded plastic to highlight the global scourge of non-biodegradable litter. Some even avoided using all plastic for a month!
CAMBODIA - our third school is finished... 
When we went to Cambodia last year to start building our second school, we visited Chhouk village, the site of a potential third project. At that time the school consisted of a dilapidated two-roomed wooden building for over 100 children attending in shifts. Guy's Trust has funded the construction and equipping of a five-classroom brick building, two toilet blocks and a playground.
The old school at Chhouk
Constructing the new school  
The school is open 
The new playground 
Whiteboards, books, and playground equipment have been bought and the provincial education authority has provided furniture. The School Support Committee is monitoring the quality of teaching and teachers have attended various training sessions which will improve the quality of education for these children. 
We are now raising funds for improvements to another dilapidated school in the area.
The new playground 
Planting vegetables in the school grounds 
NEPAL - we've built another library ...      
The new library building

In rural Nepal school literacy rates are sometimes as low as 15% and libraries are a rarity. Often the few books that do exist are not age appropriate or are locked away for safe-keeping.
This is why we decided to partner with British charity Cairn Trust to start building and 
equipping a library at Dhabung Thanti School in the impoverished Syangar district.
We are proud to announce that the library is open and local children are now able to experience the joy of reading and expanding their knowledge. Teachers have received training in using the new educational materials and the library will be an invaluable resource for the whole community. 
We'll be attending the official opening ceremony on 16 November this year. If you happen to be in Nepal at that time, we'd love you to join us - so please do get in touch. 
Before - school classroom used as the library
After - the new library; waiting for the books to arrive!
The new library in action. 
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