Cambodian Community Dream Organization, Inc.
Dream Journal ~ January 2020 

Our annual Travel with Purpose trip to Cambodia was blessed by an outstanding group of international participants. We had Brazilians , Czechs , Germans , and Americans working & laughing together. We had a perfect combination of volunteer activities and cultural enrichment. Our cool mornings started really early for serving free school breakfast or marveling at the sunrise above Angkor Wat temples. 
We visited many schools and projects, distributed tooth-brushes, preschool toys, read aloud in the libraries, did crafts, and played games.

During meals we discussed important ideas and asked and answered interesting questions
In the evenings we went to cooking school, had massages or enjoyed traditional Khmer dance performance.

Together we laughed a lot and also cried a little. We shared very special experiences and forged new friendships. 
“I must admit I was nervous about the trip,” said one of the participants . “I don’t really like traveling in groups, but this was the best experience ever!”
We already have people on the list for our 2021 January Travel with Purpose.
1000 Children Get New Bikes!
In the capable hands of CCDO Dream Team , what could be a logistic nightmare of distributing one thousand bikes turned into a joyful morning with an efficient hand over to children from 100 Schools in Siem Reap Province. Rotary Club Sentosa ROCKS! 
Our education coordinator, Sovoan Sem , orchestrated our CCDO team  in conjunction with the Department of Education to ensure a seamless operation.  Well Done, Sovoan.

Special thanks to Rotarians , Michael Qwerk, Manju Govin, Robin Tan and Lydia Goh .
We were honored to have Mr. Pov Piseth , Deputy Governor of Siem Reap Province , who gave informative speech about road safety. As well as the Deputy Director of Education , Mr. Ly Bunna , who urged to children to study well.

It was very rewarding to encounter the students in different schools, riding their bikes and helping their siblings get to and from home. 
A Great Board Meeting in Cambodia
It doesn’t happen often that more of our board members are in Cambodia than back home. Stars aligned and we had 6 out of our 9 board members in Siem Reap . Our partner, Hotel Memoire D’Angkor , provided free conference room and equipment for our meeting. Thanks to Sokun Set , CCDO Cambodia Chairman .

L-R : Andrew Ng , CFO ; Leangseng Hoy , Executive Director ; Carol Duster , Board Member; Isabel Rosa , Board Member; Jenni Lipa , President ; Ksenija Olmer , Vice President; Paul Christakos , COO
Staff News
All our staff joined us for a celebratory lunch, where we honored some of our staff who have been with us for an extended period.
7 Year work anniversary:
Mr. Say Chea , Tuk-Tuk Driver

6 Year work anniversary:
Ms. Sombon Nom , Librarian

5 Year work anniversary:
Mr. Veasna Rom , English Teacher
3 Year work anniversary:
Mr. Leangseng Hoy ,
Executive Director
Mrs. Sophorn Touch ,
Assistant Director
Mr. Bunsrak Pan ,
Preschool Coordinator
Mr. Kosal Sean ,
Computer Teacher
Mr. Chan Tour ,
English Teacher
L-R : Jenni Lipa , CCDO President ; Mr. Say Chea , CCDO Tuk Tuk Driver ; Ksenija Soster Olmer , CCDO Vice President

Education Department News
Our excellent, engaging and experienced English Teacher Trainer, Mr. Sitha is working with the Cambodian Education Department to have his Teacher Training Manual printed & distributed to all 507 government schools in grades 4, 5 & 6 in the Siem Reap Province .

With the additional help of his YouTube video training sessions with local teachers, we hope to significantly improve the quality of English teaching to 100,000 kids.

Piglet Project on Hiatus
Due to the continuous threat of ‘African swine’ virus and other challenges, we are reassessing our Piglet Program and are not accepting any new donations or grants at this time. 

A big thank you to all our generous donors who made our year end donations a great success. 

Capital Royalty Group , ( Luke Duster & Nate Hukill ) ~ $6,000 (of good Karma)
Bubba & Nicole Duster ~ $1,000
Robert King ~ $2,000 for our Agroforestry Program
Peter & Mary Jo Farrell  ~ $2,000
Starr Moore Foundation  ~ $9,620 for Education
Toby & Bert Pohl ~ $2,023 for fundraising
Volunteer Interns
Welcome to Tyler van Vleet from the USA , who will be working in the field on our Safe Homes & Agroforestry project. We are blessed to have Tyler for a year.
Ordinary people can do extraordinary things
to change lives, one child at a time.