Sunday, November 18, 2012

A heart warming story of our dear friend and Project Enlighten Team Member Sim Sao!

Friday, February 10, 2012

One Southern Oregon teenager is taking a trans-continental trip on a bicycle for PE

Ashland Resident Quincy Briscoe is biking across America. The 18-year old dipped his rear tire in the Atlantic Ocean a few weeks ago and is now biking to the Pacific Ocean.

Quincy graduated from high school last May and is taking the year off to explore the world. He's also cycling for a cause; he is raising money for "Project Enlighten" to help build a rice bank in Cambodia. He says that's what gets him through the difficult days.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

From sea to shining sea.

Wonderful article on the adventures of Quincy Briscoe and Project Enlighten!

Quincy Briscoe stuck his back tire in the Atlantic Ocean on Sunday and started pedaling, but that's hardly where his journey began.
The former Ashland High School student is riding his bike across the U.S. in an effort to raise money for an outreach organization that funds educational programs for poverty-stricken Cambodians and others struggling around the globe.
The 18-year-old is attempting to raise $1 for each of the 3,034 miles he expects to travel on his lone ride across the southern U.S., he said.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Thank you for all your support and generosity in 2011. We’ve had great success thanks to your belief in our programs; with your support we’ve helped hundreds of amazing youth realize the dream of education. You are:

*Supporting the University Education of five young women and two young men in Siem Reap, Cambodia through our scholarship program.

*Enriching the lives of over 400 villagers in Ban Navangtai in central Laos. Our school restoration project has already begun to greatly improve the quality of life in the village and will provide youth with greater education opportunities in the future. With continued support our vision is to help stimulate sustainable economic opportunities for local villagers through this investment in education.

* Allowing the dream of vocational training and scholarships for youth at the Landmine Museum, Siem Reap Cambodia. Two young women received sewing machines and vocational training for tailoring and sewing, while two young men learned the skilled trade of hair design and barbering. 

* Helping provide over 500 disadvantaged children a creative platform to foster and promote expression and self-confidence, through art, with our support for the Giant Puppet Project.

* Empowering over 600 youth at our VDCA supported free education schools! We are addressing the environmental and health issues effecting children and young people (HIV/AIDS awareness, general hygiene, drug abuse, child trafficking, pollution, climate change, global warming, environmental sustainability).

* Helping forcibly displaced Burmese Refugees with the resettlement process by providing computer training and access to educational materials and books. Project Enlighten continues its support of the Burmese Refugee Community Association (RCEA) in Houston, Texas, through RCEA's new initiative, the establishment of a Community Learning Center.

*When tragedy struck with the massive monsoonal flooding in SE Asia we were able to respond. You helped provide food, water and vital medicine to people in central Laos and just outside of Siem Reap, Cambodia, a rice bank was developed to provide rice during a critical food shortage.

With your continued support as we move into this next year, we hope to accomplish much more!

Thank you all so much, wishing you a happy and healthy 2012!

Asad & Olivia and the entire PE Team.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Raise the Roof in Laos!

The value of Education can never be underestimated. Especially in Laos where we care currently in our third and final phase of building in Ban Navangtai village. We URGENTLY need to raise $5000 to finish the construction and roof for this school. 

The  Ban  Navangtai  New  School  Project  will  have the  ability  to  greatly improve the quality  of  life  in  the  Navangtai  Village  by  providing  youth  with  greater  education opportunities and stimulating sustainable economic opportunities for local villagers. This school restoration project will serve as another model for future school projects identified within Navangtai Village.

We have a wonderful opportunity thanks to Patty Bustamante who has offered to match all donations up to $2500! Please see Patty's note attached below. 

Please follow this link to help us get the matching donations:

Phouva Vorapanya has recently returned from his village in Laos and we wanted to take the opportunity to share some pictures of the progress so far with the school building.

Help us make a difference in the lives of these Ban Navangtai children and make a childhood dream come true.