The Gift Of Education
We need your help. This year, give the gift of an education. Your gift can keep our doors wide open. Read our open letter to you here.
There is no greater gift in the world than the gift of education because it keeps on giving. Opportunity, empowerment, and hope are all wrapped within it, ingredients that offer a person the best possible chance to rise above the challenges they were born into. Education is the gateway to beautiful and remarkable changes in a person’s life. Education is fertile soil. It is rich, full of seeds, and overflowing with possibilities. It is busy and humming with life. Children For Change, Cambodia (CCC) is built on that soil and our 82 students and families tend to it together with our local staff and around-the-world contributors rallying behind them from all corners. The fruits of our labour is a garden full of colour, lives full of positive choices. CCC is weathering a storm right now and its future is uncertain. Your donations will help us water this soil so that the gifts of education can continue to grow.
The most important things in life are often the ones that we take for granted: friendship, family, education, and free will – the very things that make up what most would consider to be the foundation of happiness. In the midst of the holiday season and with a new year upon us, it may feel overwhelming to find a meaningful gift for someone. Giving the gift of an education to those that need it the most is a wonderful gesture of gratitude for all the things we hold so dear because this gift is not in isolation. Imagine your life without an education, without all the memories and friendships that come with the full experience of going to school. Where would you be? Who would you be? When you help make education more accessible to others, you open up the door to all the experiences that come with going to school.
As interns and board members we are writing to you because we personally believe in the work that CCC does. We know the difference that going to CCC makes in the lives of our students because we spent meaningful time with them. We helped teach them, we played with them, and we met their families. We have seen glimpses of what our students’ lives would be like without the education, supported learning experience, and nourishment that CCC gives them. We are asking you to help support CCC because we know what CCC means to our students and deeply value what CCC means to us.
The best relationships in life are ones that feed both the giver and the receiver. As interns and board members, our time at CCC has opened our hearts and minds and given us a type of life education that we will use forever. These gifts have profoundly changed how we view and understand the world, how we think about ourselves, and how we live our own lives. Every day we spent at CCC, we grew. Our students taught us about resilience, humility, and the generosity of the human spirit. We are filled with appreciation, compassion, and gratitude for this special place of mutual learning.
A new fundraiser we'd like to draw your attention to is the Beautiful Change Projects. See how just $7.50 can make beautiful change happen. Our students will add your name to their family tree and send you a photo! If you make a donation of $30 a month or more, check your inbox for a special, personalized thank you card. A snapshot is worth a thousand words and our students like to thank their supporters in their own unique way. Join our family and see for yourself how education grows.