Monday, February 13, 2012

Intercultural Fun and Creativity!

 It has been a busy season for our Embracelet Students. In November, they spent two afternoons bracelet weaving with students and adults from the RoundSquare organization who were here in Cambodia building a school in Takeo province. Our Cambodian women did not know how to speak English, but a great time and lots of laughs was had by all as they spent time weaving together.
RoundSquare Students and Cambodian Women & Girls
-Weaving Amazing Bracelets!

Seven of the students have now received educational and occupational support detailed in the album link here: Embracelet Students - Fun with RoundSquare Students & Support Received

 New rural women and girls have been added to the program and will start March 2012. Many Thanks to everyone who supports this ongoing program through the purchase of a bracelet - especially Rotary Clubs in Ontario, Canada! A special thanks to RoundSquare, Socheat Chea (Program Manager) and Bill and Dora Rathbun for their support. Embracelets is a program of A Mine Free World Foundation and Banyan Learning Tree

Lisa McCoy will be back in Canada the second week in April with many more colorful bracelets, necklaces and fobs that will be sold at upcoming presentations - your support will benefit more rural girls and women like Ven Touch and her daughter (below).

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Lisa McCoy is a Rotarian from Gravenhurst, Ontario. She worked 23 years in the Public Library field. After having extensively traveled around the world, she decided to give worth and meaning to her travels by volunteering her efforts in aid of those less fortunate than herself; particularly the children and landmine survivors of Cambodia and the refugees of Burma. Lisa participated in disaster relief efforts in the aftermaths of the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami, Cyclone Nargis on the Thai-Burma border and Typhoon Ketsana in Cambodia. She is the executive director of the Canadian non-profit organization ‘A Mine Free World Foundation’. In 2009, she spent 6 months in Cambodia where she attended the grand opening of The ‘Muskoka School’; a 6-room rural school funded by the citizens and Rotary Clubs of Muskoka. She is the Field Coordinator for Rotary Wheels for Learning - an international program of the Rotary Club of Gravenhurst, Ontario, Canada, District 7010. In the past 2 years, close to 2,000 bicycles have been distributed to needy students in Cambodia.