As GO Campaign enters our 15th year of giving opportunity, we have the joy of hearing stories about where some of the children who were affected by GO grants are now.
In 2010, a generous grant funded by GO Ambassador Robert Pattinson built a school dormitory for a GO partner in Cambodia, dubbed ‘The House that Twilight Built’. The housing gave underprivileged young women in LHA’s Program Advancing Girls’ Education (PAGE) the opportunity to finish high school and pursue their education, careers, and even more opportunities. Prior to a program like PAGE, many women were forced to drop out of school due to economic and safety reasons.
Sreyna was one of 7 children in her family. She dropped out of high school in 2009 because her family could not afford to continue her education. Thanks to the PAGE program and secure housing made available by the brand new dormitory, she returned to school in 2010. Sreyna finished high school in 2012, and pursued both vocational training from a local nonprofit and a Bachelor’s Degree on a scholarship from the PAGE program. She graduated in 2020 and now has a family of her own and works and volunteers with nonprofits in the region to help give vulnerable children the same opportunities she received.