Students from Knox Grammar and Ravenswood have visited a new school building in Ark Pi Wat Menchey, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, which has been constructed using funds contributed by the Knox and Ravenswood communities
The funds were raised over several years as part of Knox and Ravenswood’s Cambodia Immersion program, which runs twice a year.
What was once a dark, cramped and dilapidated classroom has now been replaced with a three-storey multi-purpose school facility that will be used for Kindergarten-Grade 5 students to learn English, Khmer literature and computing skills.
“Through the fundraising of our students, the support of our parents and especially to the teachers who have led the groups over the years, we have helped build an amazing school that gives an education and hope to the children of this community,” said Knox Cambodia Immersion Coordinator, Mr Glenn McLachlan.
“They say a little goes a long way, and this is proof positive of the saying in action.”