Cambodian charity Human and Hope Association Inc have launched a crowd funding campaign called Elephants for Education selling hand-made toy elephants to fund education for kids in Cambodia.
The organisation, which recently celebrated becoming entirely locally run, aims to empower Cambodians to create sustainable futures for themselves through education, vocational training and community support.
Some of the programs offered by Human and Hope Association include English classes, art classes and preschool. Another program, which has been extremely successful, is the sewing project where women from disadvantaged backgrounds can complete a 10 month course to learn sewing and business skills.
This program is where Saney (pictured) learnt the skills that would enable her to start her own business. She also receives an income by making some of toy elephants for the Elephants for Education scheme.
Sally Hetherington, who has worked at Human and Hope Association for 4 years, says the campaign is crucial to funding the organisations ongoing running costs.
“HHA is achieving such great things, and this wouldn’t be possible without our generous supporters. Each and every donation makes such a huge impact and allows the committed local team to continue their great work.”
Sally is also excited that the campaign coincides with the release of Human and Hope’s adorable range of stuffed elephants.
“Not only is each elephant super cute, but each one has their own name. For example, Bopha can provide a whole month’s English education to a child” Sally says.
The campaign aims to raise $15,000 by August 25th. Buy an elephant today or make a donation on the campaign page: https://www.chuffed.org/project/elephantsforeducation
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