Harlow couple raising money to open primary school in Cambodia

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YOUNG couple Adam and Ramona are hoping to raise £15,000 by January 2019 in order to build an education centre in Cambodia. So far, the two have raised over 30% of their target, and are well on their way to improving the lives of Cambodian children.


Adam, 26, and Ramona, 23, discovered their passion for teaching while they were travelling in Cambodia last year. Ramona, who is currently a nursery school teacher, said: ‘We were struck by the levels of poverty compared to the rest of the south east Asia. We taught English in Vietnam and fell in love with the work as a way of life, and we loved the idea of offering English tuition for free to children that could not afford the usual fees.’


The couple are excited for their future plans and are passionate about giving young children an education. Adam spoke about the pairs travels last year, and how making great friends out in Cambodia has helped make their dreams a reality. ‘That is where the idea for the school came from. We made some good friends in Cambodia who have been kind enough to help make our vision a reality.’


Adam and Ramona currently have a GoFundMe page, where the public can donate towards the building of the school. They have also planned an upcoming event, “Funkin for Cambodia”, which is night full of DJs, dancing and drinks! You can go along on May 4th at 9pm to join the fun.


Amy Huwes

I am a hard working and aspiring journalist currently studying the NCTJ. I am working towards becoming a broadcast journalist and I’m writing for the Harlow Harrier to gain vital experience.

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