2022 December Update

Dear Friends,

Warmest greetings and blessed 2023!

Thanksgiving for 2022
Another year has gone by, and we thank God that PKH was able to reopen in March 2022, when Covid-19 restrictions were eased in Cambodia.
PKH vocational students returned to the Centres to continue their studies that was halted due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. Through the hard work of both students and teachers, 44 students (21 from Industrial Skills Course, 13 from Hospitality and 10 from Housekeeping) completed their training by November, and successfully passed their interviews to secure jobs in Phnom Penh.

Team Visit in November
In November, PKH had the opportunity to welcome a team of 9 (8 adults and 1 child) from St Andrew’s Cathedral, who organised various activities, games and even a campfire night. Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the students did not experience any team visits since 2020, and were unfamiliar with the games that the SAC team introduced, but quickly picked up the basics and had such fun with the team.

Students had the option to learn how to play the ukulele, sing Christmas Carols and flag dancing. Many former students also returned to join the campfire night, and shared their testimonies with the current students.

The SAC team also organised a Christmas party in Trang, and ministered to two families who had lost their young boys in two separate incidents.

PKH Christmas Celebrations
The Centres held Christmas celebrations in December, before the students left for their job placements in Phnom Penh hotels. Former graduates joined the celebrations and amongst themselves, arranged a collection for PKH as a love gift. The staff and students were greatly encouraged by their testimonies and their generosity.

Looking forward to 2023
Renovation at Chbarmon Centre, to convert former ISC workshops into new classrooms, have commenced and construction is expected to be completed in time for the new academic year. The new classrooms will be suitable for the PKH English School to conduct their lessons, as well as additional vocational modules that may be introduced in time to come.

We look forward to the new academic year starting on 27 February, where we expect all the Centres to return close to pre-Covid19 enrolment. PKH Centres are currently preparing to conduct Interviews for potential candidates seeking to enrol in the vocational courses. The Interviews will be held from 9 to 13 January, and we have received over 100 application forms thus far. Do keep the trainers and staff in prayer as they conduct the Interviews, and for safe travels for the candidates as they journey to PKH from all over Cambodia.

As we enter into 2023 and reflect on the year that has passed, we are thankful to each of our partners and supporters who have been a constant encouragement, and for your continued support and prayers. It is much appreciated, and we look forward to welcoming teams and visitors back to PKH in the coming year, including the PKH Alumni Tour to Cambodia. More information on the tour will be shared in 2023.

In the meantime, please enjoy these photo updates from Cambodia.

The SAC Team at PKH English School introducing a new game involving donuts!

Water games at PKH Chbarmon, testing their skills at balancing a tray of drinks!
Students & trainers having fun with the SAC team.

Besides games, the students also learnt flag dancing, how to play a ukulele, and Christmas carols.

Fun and games at PKH Aoral

From all of us at Project Khmer H.O.P.E., here’s wishing you a very Happy New Year!
May the Lord bless you, always.

Adeline Hee