ASIA Metropolitan International School (AMETIS) places a huge emphasis on charity and outreach programmes. In the previous years, our programmes were mainly based in Ipoh and within the state of Perak. This year, we went beyond boundaries with Project Cambodia 2015. A team consisting of thirteen learners and twelve staff members spent two days at schools run by the Volunteer Development for Children’s Association (VDCA) in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
The VDCA runs two schools in a rural part of Siem Reap. The VDCA Evening School caters for young people who spend the main part of their day working to supplement their families’ income. These young people attend the evening school where they are taught English, hygiene and are equipped with other skills to improve their standard of living. The Anlung Pi Free School is a regular primary school and nursery for children from disadvantaged backgrounds. This school provides free education and aims to take the children off the streets.
The team from AMETIS planned and conducted activities such as language games, sing along sessions, painting and a hygiene awareness programme. Thanks to generous donations from parents and friends of AMETIS, we were able to take along 26 boxes consisting of clothes, medicine, computers, books, stationery, toiletries and foodstuff. We also made a cash donation of USD 1000.00 to the VDCA.
AMETIS would like to thank all involved, directly and indirectly, for making this project a huge success. The learners have definitely benefitted from this opportunity and, in doing so, have gained invaluable experience.