Thursday, July 27, 2006

Friends of the Grady Grossman School in Cambodia

"When the Khmer Rouge regime took power in Cambodia in 1975, its leaders hoped to establish a utopian rural communist society without cities, private property or money. They declared a new beginning of history, Year Zero, and a new nation, Democratic Kampuchea. Religion and worship were abolished. Buddhist monks were disrobed and often killed. Muslim Chams and the few Christians were murdered at a rate much higher than ordinary Kampucheans. Vietnamese Cambodians were forced to flee to Vietnam until 1977, when the border was closed and the remaining Vietnamese were murdered. Minority ethnic groups were forced to live in Khmer-speaking communes, and forbidden to speak their languages and practice their customs. Censuses and demographic studies indicate that from 1.7 to 2.2 million people perished in the three years, eight months, and twenty days of Democratic Kampuchea"

Any one with any education was killed leaving a country with no medical professionals, or no teachers.

I want to share with you a very special project I work with: The Friends of the Grady Grossman School
My friends Kari and George have started an amazing journey after adopting Grady from Cambodia. These 2 are living proof of one person can make a difference.

Now I know I started out with heavy information, anyone who knows me will tell you I think mostly with my heart and not my head.

What I do know is this:
- this is an elementary school, these are kids
- they want to learn; to read, to garden, to make a better life
- about 180 kids have a school because one person thought enough to take action
- 6 teachers are support by the Friends of the Grady Grossman School
- we all have to do laundry, think about what one person can do if they switched stores
- I am one person and I am making a difference

If anyone would like to find out how to switch stores and help these kids please contact me. So once again I am off to do laundry..... and I will leave you with words I try to live by

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. " - Margaret Mead

1 comment:

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