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Our Schools

  1. Chan Teap School - Takeo
  2. Brighter Beginnings & Calogero and Luke Puma Library - Prokeab
  3. Happy Gecko & Library - Bakot
  4. Battambang - Phnom Sampov
  5. Taprom Village - Kampot



Chan Teap School - Takeo

Our newest school, including a well and toilets was completed in October 2015.

It was built with the proceeds from the sale of the Banyan Tree Organization building in Phnom Penh (in December 2011, Barbara Seagram, Patti Lee and their Bridge Group from Toronto, Ontario raised enough funds to rebuild a new, larger two-storey school).

Brighter Beginnings & Calogero and Luke Puma Library - Prokeab

Round Square funded the school construction built by the Round Square Student Team, in December 2011.

Funding to build the library was donated by Asif and Wendy Ghayoor, who raised half the funds and personally donated the other half. The "Calogero and Luke Puma Library" will be an integral part of the Banyan Learning Tree Centre, enabling children and adults to access books and resources in Khmer and English.

Our many thanks also to Robena Kirton from Gravenhurst, who is donated funds for some shelving and books for the library.

Happy Gecko & Library - Bakot

Round Square funded the school construction built by the Round Square Adult Team, in December 2011.

Funding to build the library was raised from Bridge Tournaments organized by Patti Lee, Barbara Seagram and Bridge Players from Canada.

Battambang - Phnom Sampov

In March 2015, this school was built as a result of a generous donation from HTS Engineering in Toronto, Canada.

Moving forward, it has now become one of the Banyan Tree Organization schools supported by the fundraising efforts of Barbara Seagram and Patti Lee and the generosity of their bridge club members!

Taprom Village - Kampot

We are thrilled to announce the completion of our FIFTH school which opened January 22, 2018!

The teachers welcomed 158 students who were eager to attend.

April 2018: Currently 176 students are enrolled for Khmer, English, Maths and library activities.

The students too quickly learned how to properly wash their hands at the wash stations.

PHOTO GALLERY

 

Prokeab

Students enjoying a Sunday in the library at Prokeab with Tim Savin and librarian, Naroth.


Phnom Sampov

Students doing their English studies at Phnom Sampov, Battambang.

Having Fun!

Fun in the school grounds at Phnom Sampov, Battambang

New Pavilion

A new pavilion has been built at Chan Teap (prokeab) school in memory of CARL MCCOY (Husband of Lisa McCoy) Carl was very supportive of Lisa's work and due to his kindness she was able to dedicate much of her time to the projects in Cambodia for Banyan Learning Tree and A Mine Free World.

Takeo School Opens

This photo was taken the firsrt week our first Takeo school opened.

School Lessons

More English studies at Phnom Sampov, Battambang

Team Meeting

A very productive meeting today with our wonderful team, with Pauline, Meas Phon and Savin Tim

THANK YOU SO MUCH...

To Jan and Phil and to all those who attended Barbara's bridge class held in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico in February 2017. We raised $9,500.00 USD for Cambodia!!! VERY exciting and the $$ will go a long way to help so many people. .

We are so grateful... Barbara Seagram and Patti Lee

To the ACBL Charity Foundation Board of Trustees and members of the ACBL for $5,000 that was raised by the members of the ACBL, who play in special charity bridge games year-round in order to make contributions such as this possible.

We are so grateful... Barbara Seagram and Patti Lee

To Judi Carter and Malkin Howes, for organizing Patti Lee's lesson at the Grand River Bridge Club in Kitchener and of course all the attendees!

We are so grateful... Barbara Seagram and Patti Lee

To the bridge players of Syracuse and Rochester for supporting the Patti Lee seminar on INFERENCES. Once again Mary Miller did an amazing job organizing the event.

We are so grateful... Barbara Seagram and Patti Lee