Sreyka Smile Association came to life because of three volunteers, and with the generous support and good will of others will continue to survive, grow, and bloom.
As one of the founders and the president of Sreyka Smile Association, I discovered Cambodia, and myself, via a self-giving experience. I return to visit the children every two month. This nonprofit organisation would not have been possible without Clem, our project manager & Amélie our treasurer. Clem, lives in Cambodia and checks on the children and Sreyka Smile's numerous projects. Amélie ensures the administrative opperations from Paris.
Our motivation to create this non-profit organization is a tribute toward the trust of those who help us prepare a brighter and more secure future for these children.
«There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.» K. Gibran
Since the creation of Sreyka Smile, its projects have expanded thanks to the generosity of our donators, members and numerous volunteers.
Sreyka Smile association aims to support the children and youth of the most underprivileged in Cambodia, and accompany them on ta path of autonomy and independence, via projects of health, education and professional training.
In Cambodia all the children have to wear a uniform to be able to attend public school. A large majority of the uniforms the kids currently use, have already been worn by several children, throughout the years. We have even noticed that some children who go to school in the morning will share their uniform with a friend who has the afternoon class. It is obvious that most of uniforms can no longer be worn as their too damaged.
Sreyka Smile wishes for each of its 420 children to have 2 new sets of uniforms to attend the coming school year .
Thanks to your generosity, the children will look good to go to school.
This will help them gain the necessary self-esteem, to push them further in their studies. These kids will no longer feel ashamed by their used, worn out and sometime ripped uniforms, and will be able to stay proud and focused on their studies.
What Sreyka Smile need and what you receive
The amount we need to collect for each of our child to go to school is $US 5320-
In order to reach our goal, Sreyka Smile needs to purchase an additional 760 uniforms. This will allow each child to own 2 new uniforms.
Thanks to our friend and member Teresa’s recycling market sale; we already have a small amount.
Also, the students of the Sreyka Smile sewing school have been hard at work sewing a set of school uniforms for 50 children.
$US 7- purchase 1 uniform.
7 x 380 x 2 = $US 5320-
It is important to us that all the children get two uniforms, as we want no one to feel left out. The children hand wash their clothes themselves, by having just one uniform it is difficult for them to stay clean and presentable for school on a daily basis.
Your contribution is precious to us, and it is important you get something in return for your help.
- By donating $US 14 - you are helping one child with the pride of always being presentable during the entire school year.
- By donating $US 28 you’re helping 2 children, we will purchase 4 school uniforms. For your help Sreyka Smile will email you the photo of the kids wearing their new uniforms.
- By donating $US 70 you’re helping 5 children, we will purchase 10 school uniforms. For your help Sreyka Smile will send you a beautiful Cambodian scarf also known as Karma.
- By donating $140 you’re helping 10 children, we will purchase 20 school uniforms. For your help Sreyka Smile will send you a Sreyka Smile pin button and a beautiful Sreyka Smile fabric bag.
- By donating $350 you’re helping 20 children, we will purchase 40 school uniforms. For your help Sreyka Smile will send you a Sreyka Smile pin button, a drawing by one of the children we support with you name on it and a beautiful Sreyka Smile t-shirt.
- By donating $700 you’re helping 50 children, we will purchase 100 school uniforms. For your help Sreyka Smile will send you 10 Sreyka Smile pin button, 1 drawing our children with your name on it, renowned Kampot pepper to enhance your dishes, 1 beautiful Sreyka Smile fabric bag, a traditional Cambodian scarf and a Sreyka Smile T-shirt.
In case we fail at raising the 5320 $ for all the 420 Sreyka Smile children to have new uniforms, we will purchase uniforms for the students of Sreyka Smile’s free English school situated in the Kampong Speu province. These children living in the harsh reality of rural Cambodia go to both Khmer public school as well as our free English language school. If any money is left over Sreyka Smile will sponsor school materials, which the school also needs.
The youth will only be able to construct their future when their living conditions allow them to follow a directed path, Sreyka Smile aims to help create such an environment.
By purchasing a new set of uniforms for each child, we are convinced the kids will take more pleasure in their education, and their studies, which, will help them create a solid grounds to become autonomous and independent young adults.
Since 2012 Sreyka Smile is sponsoring their best students to go to private school, and this contributed to better grades and more studying in the entire community. Many children now realize that by studying hard, they can change their destiny.
Sreyka Smile is proud to announce that we have our first graduate high school student, and we will sponsor his university studies for 4 year starting in September 2013.
Donating your time :
If you like the project and you are not able to help Sreyka Smile financial, there are many initiatives you could do to raise money; such as a bake sell? Organize a garage sell or ebay sell, we all have so many items we don’t need? A concert? Or a party? a soccer competition ? … be imaginative all resources are welcome ! Contact us; Sreyka Smile will help you by providing the marketing tools to make your fund raising a success.
Also we are currently looking for a French-English translator, a PR and a press agent to help us by donating some of their time to enhance awareness concerning our many projects.
And please don’t hesitate to share and spread the word of our work by sharing our webpage www.sreykasmile.org , and the link to this Indiegogo page « 2 new school uniforms for each of the 420 Sreyka Smile students » to your friends, relatives, and coworkers.
The Indiegogo sharing tools (Facebook, twitter …) are also here for you to use.
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Sreyka Smile truly believes this project can has a great impact on the education of all these children!
Thank you dearly for your help, time & generosity.
President of Sreyka Smile Association
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