The Quiet Flood
The yearly wet monsoon season in Cambodia brings stormy wind and rain from June through December. The Mekong river water then overflows into the Tonle Sap Lake. This powerful overflow can expand the lake water volume by fivefold, and raise the lake water level from 1 to 10 meters in some places, in effect causing flooding—quiet and destructive flooding–to the surrounding areas, including the Tri An village where the IHM students’ families live and the Le Van Khanh school itself.
The quiet but devastating yearly flood is causing damages, losses, displacements, disruptions and potential diseases all around. You wonder if the families can survive and recover from its annual destruction. The people probably can as they have always been able to in the previous years. You just hope most families will manage to keep their children in school during the recovery period. Then you wonder if the children can actually focus on their schooling during this difficult time.
Take a look at the children’s effort in the pictures below, you can see the answer on their faces–of course they can and will, with a little help from you.
Your yearly support for each student will cover the entire school year expenses of tuition, school supplies, meals, some food & emergency assistance to the family. Moreover, your support will cover an entire year of precious consolation and hope for these children and their families.
Please be there for them.
If you’d like to support our ongoing efforts in building schools, scholarships, clean water system, medical care & safe havens for the children and families living in destitute conditions, please click on the link below.
Thank you for your generous support to create lasting change and brighter tomorrow for the stateless children of TonLe Sap.