Supporting Education in Cambodia
Students, staff and parents at Mougins School regularly give their support to national and international charities. The School undertakes to develop a student awareness of the needs of those less privileged than themselves and, over the years, support has been given in many areas: the purchase of a Guide Dog for the Blind, aid to Haiti to rebuild a school, aid to the Philippines, support of Sidaction, Les Pièces Jaunes, children in hospital, Red Nose Day, books for India etc.
For the next two years one of our projects will be to support educating Cambodia, a project developed by a school teacher from Australia who has now made it his life’s work. Please take a look at the website as this will provide full information on the aspirations and achievements of this wonderful charity.
The project has commenced with the 212 students in Primary School sending cut outs of hearts, each with the child’s photo and a message, to the school children in Cambodia. They have also each enclosed a blank heart in order that their might be a return gesture. It is hoped that this will then create a ‘pen pal’ relationship between the children and let those in Cambodia know that children in Mougins are thinking of them.
In the Spring the School will organise ‘a bowl of rice’ day in the Café des Amis. The chef will prepare a lunch consisting of a bowl of rice with an accompanying sauce, a yoghurt and a piece of fruit, with an added protein for the younger children. All students will be encouraged to participate and the difference in the price paid and the cost of the meal will go directly to educatingcambodia.
Mougins School will also organise a theatrical evening open to the public in collaboration with Hilary (King) Lemaire who, for many years, directed the Red Pear Theatre in Antibes and now produces professional musical and theatrical evenings in her home raising money for the cause.
In 2015 our next Red Nose Day will be devoted to fund raising for educatingcambodia after the purchase of the Noses from Comic Relief.