A FORMER Hamilton woman, who is part of a volunteer school building project in Cambodia, is calling on her hometown to help raise funds to keep the initiative going.
The Sophia Saly School Building Project is an initiative based in the tiny south east Asian nation that sees new schools built in impoverish regions.
Bree McLeod is one of 19 young people from across the globe helping with the latest project at Kep Province.
She got involved through Baby Tree Projects and has described conditions and facilities as uninhabitable.
“There’s a lot of work to do. It’s hard to describe, but we don’t even have clean water,” Ms McLeod said.
“We need everything from school books to new toilets and buildings.
“Without some further financial assistance this won’t go ahead.”
The toilets are broken and disused, along with the water well.
Volunteers need to construct a new building as well as repair existing buildings.
The estimated cost for the project is $70,000.
The site will house 180 students and nine teachers, but there has been a hiccup along the way and funds have quickly dried up.
Full story in the Spectator on Thursday, February 20, 2014