Thanks to the success of our 2014 “Magical Night in Cambodia” fundraiser, construction of our fourth school building project, Soeur Village Elementary School in Banteay Mancheay Province (Northern Cambodia) began the first week of February, 2015. A three-room school is being built where a worn building was torn down. Nov 2015 Update: The new Soeur School building now completed. Please check out GLEF’s Facebook page for Soeur School project photos.
Project Lead, Chhunny Sok was present (pictured above) at the ground breaking ceremony, Jan. 9, 2015 in the exact place of the classroom of father, Sok Prang taught years back. During the Khmer Rouge Regime, he endured a multitude of hardships because he was a teacher. No one in the regime wanted to risk having people around that would test their intelligence. The war tried stripping Sok Prang of his compassion for teaching and educating, but he never stopped hanging on to hope. He continued to teach after the war and graced our world until 2005. We are honored to help carry on Prang’s legacy of love for education.