We Did It!

January 16, 2012 at 5:10 pm Leave a comment

Austin2Angkor has spent the past couple of months working with BFT Center to reevaluated the Community Training Center (CTC) plans.  The main concern was that we would not reach our original fundraising goal in time before the rainy season hit and the village would have to go yet another season without this much needed space.  After a few meetings with the builder and architect, BFT came up with a new plan for the CTC. We are so thrilled to announce that as a result of this reevaluation and our latest fundraising efforts  we have raised the amount needed to construct the community center in Cham Resh village!

Construction will begin in the next couple of weeks and thanks to the support of all our donors, the center will be finished before the next rainy season hits.  This means that the village, while basically isolated from the outside world for months at a time, will have the CTC to use as a learning and meeting space this year and in the years to come.

BFT will be sending us photos of the progress of construction as we enter this new, exciting phase of Austin2Angkor and we will of course share them with you here and on our Facebook page.  Once the building is complete, some of our volunteers will travel to Cambodia to see firsthand what they made possible.  We will continue to raise some money in the meantime to furnish the building with bookshelves, books and more once we are on the ground.

Not to ruin the surprise for them, but here are just some of the incredible faces our volunteers will meet in Cham Resh and who will directly benefit from everything everyone has done this past year in Austin and beyond.

Thank you.


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Starting things off… The Community Training Center is Coming to Life!

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