Nunawading Christian College Fundraising for Light of Hope

By World Relief Australia

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A little bit of context

Light of Hope (LOH) Cambodia is a school in Cambodia established to improve the emotional and physical health of vulnerable children and provide them with a quality education. Each year, Nunawading Christian College students in Year 10 and staff travel to LOH to serve the community through conversational English classes and an art project.

This year, 23 students from Nunawading Christian College will travel to Cambodia and serve the community at LOH. Our aim is to raise $600 per student to support important projects such as upgrades to classroom facilities, student resources and health and hygene products for children.

More about Light of Hope

Light of Hope operates as a centre of influence and a service to rural villages in Cambodia where 80% of families live on or below the poverty line (less than USD $3 per day). Here everyday survival is a struggle; a single change of circumstance such as a failure in crops, an accident or any other misfortune can rapidly tip vulnerable families over the edge and into harm’s way. Their children are most at-risk of experiencing severe malnutrition, abandonment of basic education, desertion or, worse still, are sold to become indentured slaves.

Development activities at Light of Hope provide changes in individual lives, strengthen families and empower communities to reach for brighter futures and pathways out of poverty.

Key Areas of Investment

  • Security and improved health / well-being of destitute children
  • Vulnerable families identified and strengthened to increase their ability to care and provide for their children
  • Quality education provided for at-risk students from classes K-12
  • Improved futures for Cambodian youth through the provision of vocational training scholarships

Fundraising Project

All funds donated will go directly to supporting Light of Hope. A major project Light of Hope will be completing with the money raised is tiling classrooms. Most of the classrooms at the school are bare concrete. New tiles will make a significant difference to the cleanliness of rooms and the comfort of students and teachers.

You can join us

Your tax-deductible donation to our project will help improve the lives of the children supported by LOH. All money raised will go directly to support LOH, not student travel expenses. You can view the previous projects and stay up to date on this year's trip by visiting:

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Team Members

Donald Van Cooten

Cameron Arnold