School And Kindergarten
«MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE»
Once again, the students at our Education Campus rehearsed a Christmas song as a way to convey their thank you to you. The rehearsals and recordings of the well-known Christmas song “Merry Christmas Everyone” by Shakin’ Stevens were a welcomed-change for the children from their everyday life impacted by the pandemic, school cancellations and often hunger.
In the current school year, around 400 preschoolers and primary school students from families in the surrounding area are attending our Education Campus. They belong to the poorest of the poor; they come from migrant, peasant, day-labour or textile worker families and often have to live from hand to mouth, especially in these difficult times. It is nice to see how great these children have developed despite the hardships and the talents that lie dormant in them.
The music and video brought smiles to the children’s faces, smiles that were far too rare in the current situation in Cambodia.
We hope that the song will also bring you lots of joy and perhaps even a smile on your face. In this spirit, on behalf of Smiling Gecko and the students at our Education Campus, we would like to sincerely thank all our sponsors and supporters, and wish you a meaningful Christmas and a healthy and happy new 2022.