Agir pour le Cambodge is stepping up its support for the Cambodian charity OBT (Organization for Basic Training) whose main mission is to educate children and improve the living conditions of people in the area around the Chiro village. APLC has decided to finance the salaries of two English teachers, to send two volunteers to work alongside the teams and to assist with the OBT visit to France in September.

Since 2019, Agir pour le Cambodge has increased its support for OBT, a charity that works on improving access to education of the most disadvantaged. Financial support provided by APLC will cover the salaries of two English teachers, one full-time and one part-time. APLC has intensified its support for OBT because of the shared values of the two charities such as prioritising access to education by young Cambodians, helping women to become independent and fighting severe poverty and human trafficking.

Following OBT’s successful fundraising campaign for an awareness-raising tour of France from 6 to 29 September by four OBT representatives, François, Sophal Pot, Polin No and Sive Khune, will have the opportunity to present the charity in several French towns and to discuss the project with anyone who wishes to meet them. They’ll be making stops in Paris, Strasbourg, Lyon, Vichy, Marseille, Carcassonne, Toulouse, Niort, Morbihan, Anger and Lille. During their time in Paris, APLC will cover the OBT delegation’s accommodation costs.

Thanks to the links between Agir pour le Cambodge and the Lycée Saint-Louis de Gonzague in Paris, of which the APLC founders are alumni, two young volunteers went to Cambodia to work with OBT in June 2019. These volunteers were involved in the day-to-day life of the charity and helped to run the various projects such as the after-school support and plastic recycling programmes.
For news about the OBT programmes, feel free to read their newsletter: http://www.obtchiro.com/category/news/.

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