This year, the children in Primary 6 have begun working with a charity in Cambodia called Feeding Dreams. The charity provides free education, school meals and community support to over 800 poor children and families living in Siem Reap’s slums. The Director of the charity is Ms Arlene Gormley, a past pupil of Holy Child Primary School. Arlene visited the school in the autumn while she was back home in Andersonstown. She spoke with the children in Primary 6 about the charity she set up after visiting Cambodia. The children were able to learn about the service ‘Feeding Dreams’ provides and about what life is like for children their age living in Cambodia. Arlene returned to Cambodia recently and with her she brought back a box of items put together by the children in Primary 6. The items in the box were chosen to give an insight to the children in Cambodia of what life is like for a child growing up here. The items included some school jumpers, toys, magazines, newspapers, samples of work from the classes and photos of classroom activities. The children in Cambodia loved the things we sent and the adults loved reading the Andersonstown News. Arlene brought back with her a box compiled by the children of Siem Reap which we are looking forward to seeing when she visits the school in the next few days.
To find out more about Feeding Dreams visit www.feedingdreamscambodia.org