In line with our Community and Service school value and two of our adopted UN sustainable goals - 'Good Health and Well-being' and 'Quality Education' - we have been working with United World Schools (UWS) since 2016 on an exciting, educational fundraising project that aims to help 'teach the unreached'.
This BSP/UWS collaboration has already resulted in a school in Bak Kae, northern Cambodia, being built. There is no doubt that this school has transformed village life (before the opening of our new school the nearest one was a four-hour walk away). In addition, we have committed to fund the on-going costs of not only this school but also the costs of running La Meuy school in the region for the first three years of operation.
So far the BSP community has raised over €60,000 for our Cambodian schools.
To encourage on-going engagement and to add to the significant educational benefits that such a project offers several of the most committed BSP student fundraisers were given the opportunity to visit the school. During their stay in Cambodia the students were offered a chance to help run the school and to assist the local children both in and out of the classroom. Click here for photos from the latest trip.
Undoubtedly, this project's great success has in large part been down to the immense support from our parents' association the BSPS (The British School of Paris Society). Their unstinting enthusiasm and energy to organise ever more fund raising events has spear-headed the whole campaign. Our sincere thanks goes to each and every member of the community who has helped in any way - it is really making a difference.
Click here to read the latest report from both Bak Kae and La Meuy schools (Autumn 2019).