This year Coopersale Hall will be making the future brighter by helping to build a United World School in Cambodia. Along with forty other ISA schools including our fellow Oak-Tree Schools, Coopersale Hall has pledged to raise funds to set up the first school in the remote community of Pong Tek which will have a transformational impact on the whole community.
Everyone in the village of Pong Tek is currently involved in subsistence agriculture with very few other opportunities available without a basic education. There are over 1000 people living in the village and only around 5% can currently read or write. The ISA-UWS School will be a first for the community and will instantly provide a life changing opportunity for over 230 out-of-school children. UWS have informed us that the pledges made so far have meant they can move forward with the construction: they have finished the school frame and the first of four classrooms. As the pictures below show, they have also purchased a set of desks and are running informal classes for the whole community.
We are delighted to be involved in this initiative and thank our pupils and families in advance for their support in the coming year to reach our pledge amount of £500.