On Tuesday Julie and I will return to Cambodia where we will visit our charity project in Kompong Speu province. We have been supporting the development of a community health, welfare, and education centre from it's inception.
It's run by a local NGO the Khmer Association for Development KAD in association with the local Commune, and we have donated about $30,000 over the last 10 years. In 2015 we raised $11,000 for the purchase of motorcycles for use by the staff at the centre for community out reach work.
This year we will be presenting AU$3000 in cash (no middlemen, no fees) which represents 100% of what we have raised this year.
This came from:
Round the Bay 2017 $1,200
Bike hire for window display / photography $1000
Generous donations by individual members $ 520
including Mark Hayes, John Borg
Thank you everybody who made this happen. I feel incredibly proud and humble when I visit the Centre and make some difference to the local community on your behalf.
The history of the Club's association is documented in this thread: http://vespaclubmelbourne.com.au/forum/categories/cambodia/listForCategory
You can visit the KAD English language website (it's a bit dated): http://www.kadcngo.org/
They do try and update an English language FB page. https://www.facebook.com/kadcngo/
The Centre is located in a rural community in Kompong Speu Province. It is a couple of hours south west of Phnom Penh, located west of the market town of Krong Chbar Mon.
They always welcome international visitors who make the effort to find them.