ASIA Metropolitan International School (AMETIS) places a huge emphasis on charity and outreach programmes. In previous years, the school’s programmes were mainly based in Ipoh and within the state of Perak.
This year, they went beyond national boundaries with Project Cambodia 2015. A team consisting of 13 learners and 12 staff members spent two days at schools run by the Volunteer Development for Children’s Association (VDCA) in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
The VDCA runs two schools in a rural part of Siem Reap. The VDCA Evening School caters for young people who spend the main part of their day working to supplement their family’s income.
These young people attend the evening school where they are taught English, hygiene and are equipped with other skills to improve their standard of living. The Anlung Pi Free School is a regular primary school and nursery for children from disadvantaged backgrounds. This school provides free education and aims to take the children off the streets.
The team conducted activities such as language games, singalong sessions, painting and a hygiene awareness programme.
Thanks to generous donations from parents and friends of AMETIS, the team was able to take along 26 boxes consisting of clothes, medicine, computers, books, stationery, toiletries and foodstuff. It made a cash donation of USD1000 (RM4,300) to the Cambodian association.