Update on Educate a Girl – guest post by Karen Owens

Educate a Girl started when Nick the tuk-tuk driver asked me to help with the fees for his oldest daughter to go to a good school. He would pay for the books and the uniforms. Then his three other daughters wanted to go to the same school as their sister.

I asked friends — hey, I’m very talented at spending other people’s money — and they came to the school picnic.

The latest report is from Karen Owens – aka The Nurse – about Nuch – pronounced No-ugh – who recently started school.

Nuch proudly wearing her new school uniform.
Nuch proudly wearing her new school uniform.

As The Nurse is living in Phnom Penh she regularly sees the dump people. Nuch_and_Malay

Any money you care to donate to help girls from the Stung Meanche garbage dump go to school, we can use. Thank you and we will keep people in the loop about how the students who appreciate education so much are doing. If you would like to contribute, I can send you my Canadian bank details and/or The Nurse’s Paypal address.

Best, Jody



Nuch and her grandmother, Malay.

Update on Educate a Girl – guest post by Karen Owens

Greetings All,

On February 9th, 2016, a very excited little girl named Nuch started school. This would not have been possible without the financial help from Peggy Buckley and Catherine Holtslander.

Nuch is seven and a half years old and has only attended school for about six months in her life. In the western world we take it for granted that our children will attend school and receive education from the age of five. But here in Cambodia it is very different for many children like Nuch.

For her it is a dream that is coming true, because she is attending a good school that will teach her English and Khmer, the national language of Cambodia. The cost of this is approximately $13USD per week. This includes all fees, uniforms and books.

Her family said Nuch has been walking around with a big grin ever since she was enrolled in school. She says Arkun (Khmer for thank you) to everyone that has made this opportunity possible for her.

Educate a Girl and Change the World will continue to support girls like Nuch and we thank everyone that donates money to this worthy cause. 100% of all money given goes directly to the education of the girls so the money goes a lot farther than it does with NGOs with high administrative overhead.

Aunt Vichika, cousin David,

Nuch — check the smile on her face — and  grandmother Malay.