The Senior Campus hall was full to the brim last week, as the extended Woodleigh community came together for our Annual Cambodian Music Night to raise vital funds for our friends Chumkriel Language School, in Kampot, Cambodia.
Woodleigh School’s partnership with CLS goes back to 2008. CLS provides free education in English and Khmer, as well as family support, including basic housing sanitation, water, recreation and health/hygiene activities.
The Cambodian trip is an important part of Woodleigh’s Broadening Horizons, where four staff and around a dozen Year 10 and 11 students travel to Kampot to be involved in teaching alongside CLS staff, developing the school’s vegetable garden, teaching in the salt fields schoolhouse and observations at the Night School centre.
A massive thank you to the amazing staff who helped put the night together, to the student performers for putting on a great show, and to the wider community for their donations of raffle items and money. A whopping $6000 was raised on the night, and will go toward the purchase of 16 new laptop computers for our friends at Chumkriel.
Thanks also go to Frankston North Rotary Club for their generous donation to CLS.