Footbridge to School for Children in Cambodia
Fund Raised go to Work!!!
Getting to school may seem hard enough to many students in Australia. However, imagine if this task was made harder by crossing a river. This is what the children of Bosala and Kror Boa in Cambodia are faced with on an average school day.
Bosala and Kror Boa are two adjoining villages in the Kampong Speu Province of Cambodia that are receiving significant developmental support from the Rotary District 9800 District Managed program WORLD OF DIFFERENCE (led by our Assistant Governor Bronwyn Stephens)
A school has been built in Bosala that is attended by children from Bosala and Kror Boa.
Unfortunately the river (creek?) between Bosala and Kror Boa floods in the wet season and the Kror Boa students cannot get to school (they usually wade through the shallow water in the dry season).
The Rotary Club of Chadstone East Malvern Board has approved a proposal from the International Team that our Club contribute $3000 towards the construction of a footbridge in Bosala Cambodia.
The cost of a swing bridge that will be a pathway for pedestrians and cyclists is being construction at a cost of approximately AUD$18,600. The Rotary Club of Carlton had contributed AUD$5000, a private benefactor has contributed AUD$8000 and World of Difference has AUD$3000 from a Rotary Global Grant – leaving a gap of at least AUD$2600 depending on exchange rate.
Now the Kror Boa children will be able to access their school for the full year.
Education is the channel to a sustainable future for most Cambodian. All members' efforts turning sausages, helping at the Family Fun Day and Craft Markets will now see at least 400 children cross “the bridge” to continuing education.