BIKE FOR CAMBODIA
Bike for Cambodia started in 2010. We are an organisation based in Sweden and England. We are not a registered charity but act as such and we cooperate with some registered charities, these are Cradle, an Ireland Based Charity and Camkids, a UK based Charity.
B4C started as an idea when Hakan Nilsson and Ola Nilsson from Sweden decided to raise money for a school in Cambodia by bicycling across the USA. Together with Fredrik Olsson as a support driver they crossed the big country out west and raised closer to $50000 which resulted in a new school building in Tonlebet Village just outside Kampong Cham in Cambodia.
The school was officially opened on September 17th and since then a few new projects have started. The projects are:
In February 2012 14 volunteer English teachers will head to Kampong Cham and during 2 weeks they will be teaching 50 Cambodian English teachers in the English language. Focus will be on communication, grammar, pronunciation and introduction of the new English teaching system, Jolly Phonics, and other new English teaching games etc.
The schools in Cambodia all have lot of rubbish scattered around the school yard. To change this and get the kids more environmentally aware we will introduce an environmental day where we will pick up all the rubbish and also plant 2 trees per class. Littering is a huge problem in Cambodia – not that it is a problem for people here- but for the planet is a problem