Building a Library for Our School

LIBRARY

LIBRARY

In October of 2012, JHH brought a group of people to Lovea Em village in Cambodia to continue our partnership with Arun and with Schools for Cambodia. The goal was to help personally to build and stock a library for the students in the adjacent elementary school as well as those in Middle School #421 that we funded and continue to support. Many of these young people are among the 57 orphans that we sponsor through Arun. DONATE for books.

BUCKET BRIGADE

BUCKET BRIGADE

Despite the 90 degree temperature, the group formed a bucket brigade, passing broken stones and bricks and then sand to create the library floor. Elementary school children joined the brigade and were so excited and dedicated to the work. “Thank you” became the code word for “I’m ready for another bucket.” Soon the whole floor was covered. The children’s joy made it all worthwhile!

The contractor’s elf crew worked through the evening. The brick steps were mostly finished and the supports for the roof were in place.

One of our group bought multiple copies of books available in English and Khmer to start the library’s collection. But more books are needed.

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