Raising over $9,000 for Kob Village in Cambodia
Challenge4Charity has been an outstanding success in 2019, with the aim to raise $5,500 through class or year level challenges, in the hope that enough funds would be raised to partner with Kob Village in Cambodia.
Working with Australian Lutheran World Service (ALWS) the College aim was to seek support that we could join their ‘Partner a Village’ program for the next 12 months. ALWS identified Kob Village with a population of only a few hundred people. The village is desperately in need of a construction of a dam, to collect water that will enable them to water crops and have a drinking source for livestock. We thank Julie and Jonathan Krause from ALWS who have visited the College a number of times recently to help promote the importance of getting behind the people in Kob Village.
We are so pleased and thankful for the collective efforts of students, staff, parents, friends and community members – that we raised a grand total of $9,602.59.
A special congratulations to Year 6, who raised just over $2,200 and with the bonus ‘matching’ money for the highest class total, the Year 6 classes were able to contribute a massive $3,268.00 to the overall total – thank you and well done Year 6!
All funds will go to ALWS. Firstly, we are excited to formally partner with Kob Village and provide life-saving water to their community. Secondly, we will focus the remainder of our funds on additional ALWS projects in the global community – more news to follow!
With an annual Year 11 Tour to Cambodia, our team is now investigating the possibility of visiting Kob Village as part of their experience in September this year.
Thank you all for your support, generosity and service, opening your hearts and hands to the gift of love for our brothers and sisters in Cambodia.
Mr Cain McDonald