This is EDventure's major Cambodian project for June - July 2013. To supply bedding for Orphaned and Underprivileged children in Northern Cambodia. We offer our most heartfelt gratitude to all of those who have helped us to achieve the a successful outcome for this project. You can see more updated info and pictures on our FB page - facebook.com/EDventureIntl
A big thanks to Tessa And The Typecast for allowing us to use their song 'Painter' along with Into the Woods for their song 'Black Dog'. Two brilliant independent artists from Melbourne Australia.
Can you imagine having to sleep on the hard floor tonight? Even without a pillow...? Could you then imagine having to do this for an ENTIRE week? These orphaned children have to do this every night and have done so for their entire life.
Our goal was together fundraise the money to make a significant impact in a child's life. The 22 children at the Happy Sunshine Orphanage have no beds, are sleeping on the hard floor, sharing blankets and have no protection from mosquitos that potentially carry Malaria. Whilst approximately 30 children at the Savong Orphan Centre sleep in makeshift beds, without mattresses but instead just a hard wood bed-base that is shared amongst multiple children, including the teacher/caretakers. The children that live in these orphanages are some of the most vibrant, excitable and engaging children you will ever come across. They have an unquenchable thirst for education and an admirable internal self-belief that they will be a positive force not only in their community but also for their country in the future. This sparked our strong desire to obtain decent bedding for these children so that they can have what every person deserves, a comfortable safe place to lay their head.
Our goal was to make sure that each child has a mattress, sheets, a pillow, and a mosquito net so they can be well rested to learn the next day with the opportunity to achieve their potential in life. The most important thing for these children is not only getting an education, but also having a place that they can feel at home, having a sense of ownership and having a bed that they can call their own. Something that we take for granted but we believe is a basic right.
We cannot thank enough all of those people who donated and offered there assistance in so many ways. Look out for our future projects on our - 'Make an Impact' website ~ edventureintl.com/make-an-impact/