AKC Founder’s Adventurous Journey Back to AKC

Time is running fast, almost nine years now spending my time emerging into the modernized outer world, city life and career development into the tourism industry which is one of the top sectors in Cambodia, from basic to senior roles, leaving Angkor Kids Center staying on cold, hot, hungry and lonely atmosphere. Today, I would like to address that I have decided to take the most adventurous step for my life economic security returning to AKC to cool and warm up the center again. I am so happy to be back to my teacherhood 🙂

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Mr. Don Rosenfeldt’s Charity Adventurous Ride Sydney – Siem Reap

Don is a recent traveler to Cambodia and it was his last trip or movement of the life after getting some bad health news 18 months ago to his cancer.

Don at AKC / Photo credited to Don's webpage

Don at AKC / Photo credited to Don’s webpage

In February 2014, Don was introduced to Samnang by his tour guide, Sreykhuoch Sok who is good friend to Mr. Samnang Chhon, the founder of Angkor Kids Center, and they made a visit to the project. Don was impressed by the work done solely there and he kept strolling around the village in a high humidity with sweat all over the body.

Upon his return to Australia, Don gave us a good news that his health was getting back to much much better. He believed that the Travel in Asia, particularly in Cambodia including the visit to AKC are what helped him back to good health.

Beyond the gratefulness in words, with the inspiration from Angkor Kids Center work, plus the touching living condition of Cambodian people, Don had a great passion to repay in part the beautiful but extremely poor people here and help kids to become educated so they can get jobs and help their families.

Don with his partner, BMW motorbike

Don with his partner, BMW motorbike

Don spent a few more visit to Cambodia and meet with several people to discuss possibilities to deliver the help safely and sustainably. With his rich travel experience, and with the potential connection that he has through his over 25 years operating Travel business, a Continental Crossing Motorbike Ride for Charity has been delivered to live by Mr Don Rosenfeldt from Sydney to Darwin up to Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and down to Siem Reap, Angkor, and Angkor Kids Center.

His ride is to raise fund for three charities :

1/- Angkor Kids Center, raising money to help duplicate this scheme in other needy areas.

2/- CHOICE Cambodia, a great charity run by expats living in Phnom Penh, Ross to have additional funds will be a huge assistance.

3/ – Prostate Cancer Research,  January 6, 2014,  is the date Don was told his prostate cancer was so aggressive and advanced he would be lucky to see the following Christmas. Well, that was a wrong prognosis as his PSA has gone from a very scary high of 270 to a low now of 0.14!!! He hope he is able to again help here by donation for more research.

The main sponsor of the ride is AEA Luxury,  the inbound tour operator http://www.aealuxury.com.au/ and donation will be accepted under the umbrella of Rotary Club of Dee Why Warringah Donation page.

Read more about Mr Don Rosenfeldt’s Adventurous Ride for Kids in Cambodia and Charity at http://www.donscharity.com/ and http://www.rotarynews.info/club4204/r.i

Follow our Angkor Kids Center social media to have the progressing news about his mission, Facebook.com/AngkorKC

Don's Charity ride Sydney to Siem Reap route map

Don’s Charity ride Sydney to Siem Reap route map

IGS Service Trip turned negative Voluntourism view to positive

Why the positive and enriching terminology of Voluntourism (volunteering for a short time) has been translated into a negative aspect according to some recent popular blog writings : Huffington Post, World Travel Guide, Global Citizen …

Let’s discover what the students and teachers of Ivanhoe Grammar School (IGS) based in Australia did which is a very meaningful to reinforce the Voluntourism in term of sustainable tourism development.

Not less than two times in a year that IGS sends around 18 to 35 students (13-16 years old) each time to have the cultural exchanges or experiences with the local Cambodian students, communities and schools which is a form of their outdoor and practical learning program.

Why their work is different even they have only just one day to spend and help ?

If you are in track, you must have seen their achievement that made different to AKC, and yes more if we are looking at other places they had been to, the example of their work at Angkor Kids Center is just a highlights.

As of 27 June 2015, Angkor Kids Center was proud to welcome the thirty 15 to 16 year old students lead by Mr. Don Page-Wood and Mrs. Helen Page-Wood with three other teachers. They have succeeded to leave wonderful footprints with a significant Piggery Project including a nice good standard pig sty, initial twenty piglets, and all the required supplies. In addition to the Piggery, clothes, toys, educational game tools had been also donated to individual students and the school.

Ivanhoe Grammar School Service Trip 27 July 2015

Activities of Ivanhoe Grammar School Service Trip 27 June 2015

It is true that this could have never been done in one day, but what you need to do is well PLANNED, and well SELECTED ! Don always spent his time consult with the ground implementers to find the most suitable project / activities for his students where it is also the exact need of the targeted beneficiary groups. Then the milestones of the activities / projects are well developed: it could be fundraising, recruit the students who suit best for the trip, partner with travel arrangement providers who has the heart, passion, mission to the better change…. Your service day will be just taking some parts with your own hands. Don not expect your one day or one month will be a sustainable or complete, your well planned to a specific skill and need will work much better.

Nevertheless, we can of course have some fun with just a short time, talk to us and work together on this topic.

Thank you for your interest !

Contact our director :

Samnang Chhon (Mr.)
Project Director
Angkor Kids Center

+855(0)77 848 949
samnang@angkorkidscenter.org
www.angkorkidscenter.org

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My Backdoor Got Knocked by Aston Ryan & Malcolm

Leang ARM REP

Leang, ARM Rep. in the middle

A while ago, I received an e-mail from Mr. Richard Vaughan which seemed to be unknown source addressing me, stating that one of their committee had visited AKC recently in 2014, asking for some information of Angkor Kids Center, if we are in need of anything as they were going to do some fundraising through their generous and passionate customers in Australia. I did make the replies listing a few needs as requested, but it was doubtful for me to whom I wrote to and when our meeting was. The communication went back and forth for a while and we got to be quiet.

As of early June 2015, I got the mail correspondence being forwarded by a different person stated that she would like to visit AKC as the delegate of Aston Ryan & Malcolm. The 18th June 2015 was our appointment date and we meet like planned. With a friendly Khmer look in skin and name born Australian lady Ms. Leang SAO and her friend, I took them to visit AKC, along the way we had some chat and saw some pictures of the last visitor, then I realized that we used to welcome Mr. Michael Ryan to have a quick look at AKC before his flight home. Read more about his story of the visit and the inspiration he got by then on their blog http://astonryan.com.au/angkor-kids-centre/.

After welcoming our guests through our backdoor;) Leang has been presented of the school and its founding stories as usual. Just before our return back to Siem Reap, Leang cited the work that her company, ARM does to support the social projects like AKC, and to leave good memories here in Cambodia, ARM left one thousand three hundred Australian dollars which is around one thousand US. dollars to support AKC. This great sum of cash donation is being used to sustain and maintain the new Branch of the Green Project (Piggery Project) with the main part funded by Ivanhoe Grammar School in Australia.

Pig Sty

Pig Sty

As the founder of AKC and on behalf of AKC team and beneficiary group, I would like to present a great grateful token to Mr. Michael Ryan, Ms. Leang Sao, Mr. Richard Vaughan and all the staff at Aston Ryan & Malcolm offering the accountants, auditors, and financial planners services based in Dingley VIC 3172, Australia, that we count as a business who has the Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR) in their business practice.

Follow us on Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/AngkorKC or come back here on our news released to see the result of the donation used in the next two months.

Sending you the best wishes and regards,

Samnang,

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Samnang Chhon
Project Director
Angkor Kids Center

+855(0)77 848 949
samnang@angkorkidscenter.org
www.angkorkidscenter.org

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