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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Vantha reflects on the importance on the scholarship programme


In this post Vantha discusses the difference a JWOC scholarship can make and shares some photos of the new students with their families and homes. 

There are many students who try hard to fight the education battle to help them achieve their future goals. Students have different opportunities and some have fewer chances than the others. They have to find jobs or scholarships to support their education and for living expenses. They are hoping and believing that the higher education will help them to achieve their goals.

The process of scholarship student recruitment for JWOC Scholarships 2012 made JWOC able to help 27 students to cross from the darkness to the brightness. JWOC made a good choices to pick up the strongest students that have commitment with their study, they really want to make their dreams become true.

I am so excited to be the Scholarship Programme Coordinator as I can see how important the scholarship programme is for students who really need help from someone or somewhere. When I visit homes I can see their family’s faces so happy to see their children receiving support and start moving to positive life, better than they have.

Education makes students change from feeling hopeless. That is why support from our donors is really important. With donor support we give students best resources and increase human resources in Cambodia and build up the strong humanity in the community and society.

The photos below show some of the new scholarship students with their family members. You see their living situations and condition which have made challenges for them.



Piseth in Scholarship t-shirt and with his family‘s photo above

Chamroeun in Scholarship t-shirt and with her family outside their house, below





SaEm in Scholarship t-shirt and with her big family‘s photo below



The photo of the road to scholarship student’s house took while home visit process. It is so difficult to get to the house because some part of the road cannot drive motorbike in; we have to walk through the flooded area.


Sreynou in Scholarship t-shirt and with her father

The happiness photo of all new scholarship students in fist time to meet each other at JWOC 2012.

To find out more about the Scholarship Programme take a look here- http://www.journeyswithinourcommunity.org/projects/university-scholarships/





Sunday, December 02, 2012

Gift Giving with JWOC

Season's Greetings! 

It’s December already and we’re counting down to the holiday season. This year JWOC has got four great ways to help you celebrate this time of giving while also helping communities in Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar.

Find out more below- we’re certain you’ll find something that fits what you are looking for!



By choosing a JWOC Gift for friends and family, you are sending something special that not only shows you care but also helps our projects in Southeast Asia. From books to microloans there’s a range of giving levels to choose from.

We’ll send an e-letter, with a personalized message from you, to your recipient letting them know of the great gift you have chosen for them.


Just register with iGive and buy your holiday gifts at any of its 1000+ participating stores and JWOC will receive a portion of the sales. There’s no cost to you and no cost to us- a real holiday win-win!



JWOC has set up a shop on redbubble. Featuring a collection of eye-catching pictures from our projects and the countries we work in our shop is a wonderful place to order prints and greeting cards.

After clicking on the picture you like you’ll see the options for ordering- from a postcard to a large framed print.

You can also order our beautiful 2013 calendar.



If you give via Crowdrise you get to design your own e-card to let your recipient know you’ve donated in their honor. You could choose a nice, festive portrait of yourself to adorn the front cover- like this one from Free Classes Project Manager Somit!


 


 

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