December 17, 2014 | Richard Geist | Ramblings
NEW SCHOOL SHOWS EVERYONE’S COMMITMENT! Over the past two years, the villagers of Sre Prey have come together, donating money and labor to erect a new community school. It is now completed and being used for our Fund’s English classes and the new Cham writing classes. The school is located adjacent to the mosque with its open-air portico area where
November 17, 2014 | Richard Geist | Ramblings
The community of Sre Prey has finally completed the construction of a new community school building that will be used for our program’s English and Cham language programs. Funds for this project were raised locally. This new school replaces an ad hoc space adjacent to the village mosque that had been in use since 2005, and
September 6, 2014 | Richard Geist | Ramblings
We have just expanded our involvement in the Cham Language teaching program in Sre Prey. From the beginning of our work in Sre Prey in 2005 the founders felt that it was imperative for the children to keep their unique cultural roots strong and intact while they also set about learning new skills that would drawn
July 16, 2014 | Richard Geist | Ramblings
We are now registered with the Amazon charity support option. Anyone who purchases from Amazon can designate a charity (hopefully This One) to receive a 0.5% rebate on your purchases. This costs you nothing and is an entirely free donation to our organization from Amazon. If Amazon.com purchases are as much a part of
June 30, 2014 | Richard Geist | Ramblings
A response to recent mid-East propaganda footage by the ISIL jihadist group comes from a prominent Khmer Muslim. The Cambodia Daily June 27, 2014 Opinion Page “Militant Video Lies: Cambodian Muslims Are Not Members of ISIL” As a leader of the Khmer Islam in Cambodia I would like to clarify further the article “Cambodians Have
June 15, 2014 | Richard Geist | Ramblings
Today, the New York Times caries an article exposing the large number of unneeded orphanages in Cambodia, established not for the wellbeing of the children, but for profit of unscrupulous owners. In fact many of these “orphans” seem to be recruits, whose only education consists of being tutored on how to beg and manipulate donors.
June 11, 2014 | Richard Geist | Ramblings
Ysa Osman, sketches out his own personal views on what he feels to be the main challenges facing his country at this time: 1) Political Stability – the history of the 2013/2014 Demonstrations and status quo 2) Economic Challenges 3) Educational Challenges
June 10, 2014 | Richard Geist | Ramblings
Lessons come to us from many places, in many forms. A perhaps unlikely source shares a lesson about what REALLY is important in life.
June 3, 2014 | Richard Geist | Ramblings
Ysa Osman describes the very special 300 year history of the Cham in Cambodia and the factors that have made their relationship with their majority Buddhist neighbors a largely peaceful one. He views the particular form of Islam practiced historically by the Imam Sann Cham as peaceful, open and accepting just like their Buddhist neighbors.
June 2, 2014 | Richard Geist | Ramblings
The Fund has just received its FIRST recurring, MONTHLY DONATION through the kindness of one of our regular donors. PayPal makes this an easy option for any donor. His gift of $50 per month helps us accurately plan income, rather than having to guess what our donors upcoming gifts might be.