My oldest friend M has built schools all over the third world for most of his life. As he says, education of children is an essential part of enfranchising the population. If you can't read or write, you don't know if you are being exploited in land contracts, you can't use a computer and you can't properly run a business. The KHEN organisation in Cambodia, led by the excellent Mr Bunlee Khun has constructed approaching 150 school buildings all in the Battambang area in western Cambodia, most of them with funding raised by M. We have been proud to help a little in this work, and the photos here are of the main primary and nursery schools that we have funded. It's genuinely moving to see these bright, clever boys and girls enjoy learning and building some kind of future for themselves.

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