Once upon a time in a rich and distant land called Singapore, it was holiday and the people desired to do a good thing. Many wished to help the needy of surrounding countries during this time, but did not know how to go about it, as they were far away. So they contacted Cornerstone Project in Cambodia, who have experience in this kind of venture.
First the SCS (Student Care Services) of Clementi and Yishun asked us to help them organize a two week visit during which they spent their time helping us in the various poor institutions we assist. Then it snowballed. Word of mouth spread around, and some of the first volunteers organized new teams, and chose to come work with our project. We helped them find inexpensive accommodations; we worked out their daily transport to the institutions; we took care of their meals, and we organized their activities according to their skills and the needs of each institution they had chosen to help.
We likewise received and assisted the EDB, Teachers Association, SIF, St. Mary of the Angels, SJAB, SAJC, MUS, RJC, all who came from Singapore.
The most recent St. John Ambulance Brigade came and gave Hygiene and First Aid classes to 245 poor children. They also distributed first aid kits, stationeries, toys and clothes, food and drinks, and many other needs to the children. A TV station and two reporters from Singapore came to cover the event, and a few local Chinese newspapers wrote articles. The closing ceremony was also covered by local TV, and attended by many VIPs who presented Cornerstone Project Managers with plaques expressing their gratitude.
This was followed by a team arriving from the Raffles Junior College who came to discuss their upcoming trip where they will bring students and teachers to assist us in our work with the orphans.
SJAB Project Ray of Light distributing food boxes to orphans, assisted by Cornerstone Project.
Arriving soon thereafter was the St. Andrew's Junior College team of 15 teachers and students who came and helped us fix the roof and ceiling of the orphanage Kolap 4, and also provided each of the orphans with soap, toothpaste and toothbrushes. Additionally, they provided new mattresses, did many activities with the children, and helped us do some repainting of dormitories at the Kien Kleang Orphanage, and paint murals at the Sisters of Charity Village School.
Now we are receiving and assisting in organizing volunteers from Hong Kong three times a year, from Singapore 4-5 times a year, from USA 2-3 times a year, and recently volunteers from France, England, Japan, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand and Romania. If you wish to spend some of your holidays in such a meaningful way, contact us for more information at our FCCP email address: firstname.lastname@example.org