Annual Report 2018-2019 - Page 18

CAMPAIGN HIGHLIGHT

ALISOUN & FRIENDS

In mid-2018 Alisoun contacted us on her search for a charitable project to get involved with. Alisoun discovered Classroom of Hope and decided she wanted to sponsor the building of a school in Cambodia. She didn’t know how she would raise the funds, but as an eternal optimist she knew it was possible, and she was right!

Alisoun pulled together a team of people through her networks to collectively raise funds to build the school. Her team consisted of 11 adults and 2 children, and each person was responsible for raising £3,500. They held fundraising events, sold products such as candles and jewelry, sang carols and went sky-diving. The team was also supported by funding partners, Work for Good and The Acts of Kindness Collective.

This campaign is a beautiful example of people coming together for the greater good. Alisoun had a vision and lead a team of selfless and dedicated individuals to bring that vision into reality. Together with the team and the support of matched donations and funding partners, they were able to fund Prasat Toek Primary School in Oddar Meanchey Province Cambodia – a school consisting of five fully furnished classrooms and four new toilets.