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Making a difference: KiddieQuest to support underprivileged children

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Shrewsbury International School Phnom Penh is to hold KiddieQuest on February 26-27. PHOTO SUPPLIED

Making a difference: KiddieQuest to support underprivileged children

Shrewsbury International School Phnom Penh is gearing up to host a two-day event for families with young children.

Dubbed “KiddieQuest: Unlock Your Child’s Potential”, the event aims to make a difference in the lives of underprivileged children in Cambodia, while also creating a fun and memorable experience for participating families.

Families with babies aged between seven to 24 months and children between two to five years are invited to attend. The programme will feature a range of activities, including baby development evaluations, fun games and performances.

Additionally, parents will have the opportunity to check out the school’s Smart Baby Club, which offers a secure and fun learning environment for babies and young children.

The highlight of the event will be the Handprint Art Challenge, where all proceeds will be directed to a Phnom Penh-based NGO, the ISF Cambodia (ISF).

ISF is an award-winning organisation dedicated to providing education and sport-for-social-impact opportunities to underprivileged children in Cambodia.

Through its tailor-made Education Programme, ISF provides children who have never attended school or were forced to drop out to catch up on the education they have missed, build their confidence and aspire to a better life with increased opportunities.

Vicheka Chourp, ISF’s Country Manager, said: “We are deeply grateful for the incredible initiative by Shrewsbury International School Phnom Penh to support the education of children living in extreme poverty through the Handprint Art Challenge.

“Education is a powerful tool that has the potential to break the generational cycle of poverty. When children are given the chance to learn, they spark a ripple effect of positive change that extends far beyond themselves – to their families, communities and future generations.

“We thank the school for making a difference in the lives of Cambodian children in need.”

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The Handprint Art Challenge will be the highlight of the event. PHOTO SUPPLIED

The event is endorsed by Dr Sann Vathana, under-secretary of state at the Cambodian Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MoEYS).

Dr Vathana had some encouraging words for parents, saying: “This is an excellent opportunity for families to come together and have a fun-filled weekend, while also contributing to a great cause.

“We applaud Shrewsbury International School Phnom Penh for this initiative in helping the educational system of Cambodia towards greater heights.”

Parents will have the opportunity to experience the positive influence of local influencer Adda Angel.

The event will also feature activities specifically tailored for infants and children of different age groups.

Organisers say the event is an opportunity for families to bond, make memories and instil in children the importance of giving back and making a positive impact in their community.

“KiddieQuest: Unlock Your Child’s Potential” promises to be a fun and meaningful event for families in Phnom Penh. Parents are encouraged to bring their children and join in the festivities, all while supporting a great cause.

The event will take place on February 26-27, 2023 at Shrewsbury International School Phnom Penh.

Register now. Please visit www.shrewsbury.edu.kh.


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