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EYC Takes Home the Bronze in Mt Bike Race

EYC students were introduced to the great sport of mountain biking and loved the
experience.  The top students from each school were selected based on their
peers confidence in their strength to compete in a race, and 4 boys and 4
girls were chosen to take part. The race was in a mountain area called
Kirrirom about 3 hours from Phnom Penh.

The scenery resembled Colorado and was a refreshing experience for us, as some students literally live over a sewage containment lake and all live in cramped dirty conditions.  We
arrived on Saturday and most of them tried a mt bike for the first time.
That night we slept in a local village with families that make their homes
available for $3 per night.  Early in the morning we took to the trails for
a race of a lifetime as they competed on a 10 or 20 kilometer course.  Aziza
School’s Srey Mom took 3rd place overall for the women events, and first in
her class (4 of the 7 women competing were our students).  The next day Srey
Mom missed work as a house cleaner because her arms and shoulders were so
sore, but she said she is interested in joining the women’s cycling team
(she was invited by the local bike shop).  A highlight was swimming in a
cold mountain stream, and everyone had a great time.

Mike Kiess, EYC’s mt biking coach and sponsor took 5th place in the over 35
category!


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EYC Students Go Biking

EYC students were introduced to the great sport of mt biking and loved the experience.  The top students from each school were selected based on their peers confidence in their strength to compete in a race, and 4 boys and 4 girls were chosen to take part. The race was in a mountain area called Kirrirom about 3 hours from Phnom Penh.  The scenery resembled Colorado and was a refreshing experience for us, as some students literally live over a sewage containment lake and all live in cramped dirty conditions.  We arrived on Saturday and most of them tried a mt bike for the first time.  That night we slept in a local village with families that make their homes available for $3 per night.  Early in the morning we took to the trails for a race of a lifetime as they competed on a 10 or 20 kilometer course.  Aziza School’s Srey Mom took 3rd place overall for the women events, and first in her class (4 of the 7 women competing were our students).  The next day Srey Mom missed work as a house cleaner because her arms and shoulders were so sore, but she said she is interested in joining the women’s cycling team (she was invited by the local bike shop).  A highlight was swimming in a cold mountain stream, and everyone had a great time. 

Mike Kiess, EYC’s mt biking coach and sponsor took 5th place in the over 35 category!


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Scholarship Candidates

Dear Friends,

This year we have several students who have graduated from high school, many of them with honors, and we are now seeking funds to be able to offer them scholarships to be able to go on to university. This is a plea with some urgency, as university will be starting soon. It is also a time when we have no extra funds to be able to contribute to them, so please consider making a donation. It will be a great investment!

Here you can read about our candidates.

Thank you,
Drew


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Christmas Parties 2009


CHRISTMAS PARTY 2009

People around the world enjoy to celebrate join together to enjoy Christmas parties. The new generation of Cambodian people are taking example from this traditional celebration. Most of the Organizations, NGOs and Churches celebrate Christmas with a party for their staff’s enjoyment. However, EYC, which is running three slum schools, also celebrates its party for all of the schools’ students.

We celebrated the party on two different days. We had the party for Aziza School on December 24th, 2009 and December 27th, 2009 for Lake Side and Youth School together.

With the generous support from our donors, the party went so well. We prepared more than 400 gifts to give out to our students as a Christmas present. All of our students were very happy and thankful to our donors for their kindness and charity toward them.

The village people were very impressed and happy to see their children’s talents showcased as part of the party show, with performances they were taught by our staff. Our staff worked very hard to teach and train to these students how to sing (both Khmer and English), dance, role play, answering questions….

The parties have strengthened the relationship between the students, between our organization and the village people, and between our organization and local authorities. This is an excellent outcome for the benefit of our organization as a result of the kindness and generosity of donors. Again, we want to thank all donors who kindly gave funds to make this happen.

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