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A Thank You to the Victorian PYP Network

As we head towards the end of an extremely busy 2012 school year Humanitus would like to express their heartfelt gratitude once again to the PYP network for their very generous donation of $5000 this year which will help continued support of the Mkak Primary School and their wider community.

An Australian 'Flying to the Rescue' of Kids in Cambodia

An Australian 'Flying to the Rescue' of Kids in Cambodia—Denzil Sprague on Rod McNeil.TV

Cambodia tourism: Children “for rent” by the hour?

Travel and tourism has a big role to fill in terms of alleviating poverty. The question for some countries is this: To which end? The answer, of course, depends on whether a country/destination is developed or developing.

Cambodia's 'orphanage tourism' sparks concerns

SIEM REAP, Cambodia - Pictures of hundreds of former volunteers line the walls of a muddy courtyard in Cambodia?s tourist hub of Siem Reap, their faces once familiar to the orphans playing there but now long gone.
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Caulfield Grammar School - Pichey Rangsey School Strategic Alliance

We are very pleased to let our friends and supporters know that Caulfield Grammar Junior School, Malvern Campus, has formed a strategic alliance with the Pichey Rangsey School near Phnom Penh.
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Caulfield Grammar School 2012 Fundraising

On Friday 31st August Jeffrey Richards and Sally Cordner were invited to the Junior School Malvern Campus of Caulfield Grammar for their assembly. Both were aware that the students had been involved in some fund raising activities however, there was an air of secrecy about it. With great anticipation, Jeffrey and Sally took their seats in front of all the students from Prep to Year 6 and waited for a very special moment to arrive.

Charity nabs bonus from bank debacle

A National Australia Bank client affected by its technology failure has been offered more than three times the amount of money that went missing because of the error.

Christmas Donations

Christmas donations from 'Friends of Humanitus' reach $2430 as of 23 December.
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December 2009 visit to SFODA orphanage

The time spent at SFODA was a rewarding time. It provided an opportunity to spend time at the orphanage and begin to gain insight into life at SFODA. It was also an opportunity to spend some extended time with the children who range from 3 month old babies through to teenagers.
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Dentists visit Pichey Rangsey School

30 dentists from San Francisco and some from Australia treated 220 children during a one day visit.
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Humanitus Directors visit Cambodia

Philip Fox and Simon Cowell travelled to Cambodia during the June/July term break.

Humanitus Directors Visit to Cambodia

Humanitus Directors, Angus Carnegie and Jeffrey Richards will travel to Cambodia on July 16th 2011 to visit the schools and orphanage that Humanitus assist. Angus and Jeffrey will be accompanied by volunteers, Ryan Rodrigues and River Okeefe.
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Humanitus Directors visit to Lontung School, Sumatra

During a recent visit to Lontung School on Samosir Island in Sumatra, Humanitus Directors were delighted to find some very happy students and teachers.
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Humanitus Flood Relief for SFODA Orphanage

Humanitus flood relief for SFODA Orphanage arrived this week. As you can see by the photograph the overflowing Tonle Sap river has had a aserious effect on SFODA.
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Humanitus News Update

Since we last communicated through our April newsletter quite a lot has been happening which we would like to briefly bring all of our friends and supporters up to date with.

Humanitus website averages 375 hits per day

Since August 2009 the Humanitus website has averaged 375 hits per day.

Lauriston Girls' School Staff donate $330

The Junior School Staff generously donated 330 dollars to Humanitus to benefit the children of SFODA orphanage in December 2009.
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Lontung - Letter from Angus Carnegie for August Fundraiser

Greetings from North Sumatra, Indonesia. Celine and I, on behalf of the schools Humanitus has assisted here would like to thank you all for your continued generous support. Every dollar that you have been able to contribute has been incredibly valuable to the underprivileged chidren here and in Cambodia.

Melbourne Grammar School raises another $600

$600 goes a long way towards building desperately needed toilets for the BCA School in Cambodia.

Melbourne student completes run to raise funds for Mkak

Humanitus received some very inspiring news recently. The initiative of an 8 year old Melbourne student to help SE Asian children less fortunate than her has impressed us beyond words.
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Mkak - Centre for Learning and Development

We are starting to get very excited about the outfitting of the new library at Mkak Primary School. This building will also house the Humanitus Centre for Learning and Development.
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Mkak - Cycling against poverty in Cambodia

While settling into their first year at Monash, two passionate students are planning to cycle their way across Cambodia later this year to raise funds for children and families living in poverty.
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Mkak - Footscray Primary School becomes 'Sister School'

In August 2012 Piseth Luon and Jeffrey Richards were invited to visit Footscray Primary School by the Principal, Mr Philip Fox.
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Mkak - Humanitus Projects Director visits Mkak Primary School

In January this year (2012) I had the privilege of travelling to Cambodia to visit Mkak Primary School, a 70 kilometre journey from Siem Reap.
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