Saturday, July 02, 2011

Durham University student expedition

Got this from Christopher Sien.

Hi. My name is Christopher Sien. I'm a Malaysian student and I'm currently studying at Durham University, United Kingdom. This summer I will betaking part in a group project in Cambodia with Durham University Charities Kommittee (DUCK), aiming to raise £16,500 for charity.  We plan to travel to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and spend three weeks working  in schools and teaching English to poor children.  Before I go I need to raise £2200, half of which will go to cover the cost of my flights, accommodation and our living costs in the hospice and the other half will be distributed between 3 charities:
i) Burma Education Partnership - 
ii) FutureSense Foundation -
iii) A cambodian charity (to be confirmed)
As you may have noticed, the fundraising target is a steep one, and I was wondering if you are willing to help.  I would be incredibly appreciative of any donation, however you are willing to offer. All money donated would go directly to the three charities that I've mentioned and would be invaluable in helping me reach my fundraising target.
Basically, I find it shocking that most people in Cambodia still live on an average wage of less than $1 a day. I personally spend at least 3 times that amount everyday. Also, most children in Cambodia do not have the opportunity to engage in a good educational program. As a universal language, I think teaching English to these children will help to give them a voice to express themselves not just to each other, but also to people all around the world. I also think that it will represent the first step to a hopefully brighter future for them. This is why I want to help. And I hope you see it the same way I do.
Donations can be made online at Any donations can be made safely and securely, will go directly to the charity, and Justgiving makes sure 25% in Gift Aid is added to your donation. The minimum donation is £2. That's approximately RM10, SGD5, AUD3, USD3, etc. That's also the price of a cup of coffee from Starbucks. If you can give that up for a day, it will go a long way to helping a person in Cambodia. I would be extremely grateful if you could spare a few pounds to help Burma Education Partnership and FutureSense Foundation and to help me on my way.
If you would like more information about the project or about any of the charities, please get in touch with me on +447591907319, or by email to  Thank you so much for your time.
Yours sincerely,
Christopher Sien.


1 comment:

Kanika said...

Indeed that informative- Thanks for sharing!