OSOL In July
Hope you are all well.
What’s been happening at 1step1life since our letter last month…many things!
Son has started teaching in our new classrooms which is fantastic. Pheakdey did all the electrical work so they have lights and fans. We were lucky that the electricity was put through the village while we were there in March and Son put a lot of work (and money) into ensuring that the school block was supplied as well. There is still a lot of work to do internally but how great is it that the kids can use it now. Son has also said that there are more and more kids coming to the classes since the classrooms have been finished.
Our university scholarships students have started another term and are all going well. Cham our artist has done some more great cards and artwork for us which we are selling on the market stall.
Organisation of the bike ride is progressing well and Scott (who is now back in Townsville) and Hayden are looking forward to the adventure! They leave Sydney on the 7th August and start the ride on the 10th August. Jake is leaving on the 30th July to ensure everything is organised prior to their arrival. Make sure you keep looking at the 1step1liferide.org website during the ride so you can follow journey.
I mentioned the learning space last month and we are hoping that a location will be finalised after Jake gets to Siem Reap and Pheakdey will be an official full time employee! Watch this space!
Jake has done some motivational and networking talks since our last update. He visited Braddock Primary School, Rouse Hill High School and the Independent Business Network at Kellyville. He also gave an update to Rouse Hill Rotary who kindly donated $500 which is really appreciated.
Several Markets have been cancelled recently due to weather which was really disappointing but we keep on trying. Next couple of weeks are Masters BBQ’s so at least we know they will still go ahead.
Some of the Upcoming Dates for the diary (there will be more!)
25th July Masters BBQ Rouse Hill 8am -4pm
1 August Masters BBQ Marsden Park 11am – 2pm
2 August Bella Vista Farm Market
8 August Lions Market Hawkesbury Showground
15 August Riverside Markets Windsor
12 September Rotary Markets Hawkesbury Showground
19 September Riverside Markets Windsor
7 November Bunnings BBQ
21 November 1step1life Christmas Fundraiser event
4th Nov (Friday) Pioneer Village Twilight Christmas Market
2 December Lions Market Hawkesbury Showground
It will be a busy but exciting August in Cambodia.
Best Wishes to you all