We remove the barriers to a free, quality education. We help teachers learn to teach better so as they are effective teachers. It is a powerful combination, and it works.
The Cambodia Charitable Trust in New Zealand is made up entirely of volunteers and was registered as a Charitable Trust with the New Zealand Charities Commission on 30 June 2008 under the Charities Act 2005. We employ 8 Cambodia staff working on the ground directly with the schools and communities we are helping. We have a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport in Cambodia and we work closely with the staff of that Ministry to help it achieve its educational goals.
The Cambodia Charitable Trust was founded in June 2008 by Denise Arnold with a dedicated group of like-minded people. Our Patron is Theresa Gattung and our Ambassador is Nadia Lim. Current Board members are: Denise Arnold, Don Pilbrow and Marie Grills. We work closely with trusted, credible Cambodian networks and individuals directly within rural communities. That way we can ensure we achieve direct, measurable and sustainable results.
Our volunteers travel to Cambodia regularly, at their own cost, to monitor, reassess and report on the results of the support provided.
Photo: Denise at Ang Chhum Primary School, Kampot, Cambodia 2009