PKH Tour & Alumni Dinner 2018 coming up this 22 – 26 August, Phnom Penh

This year, the Alumni Dinner will be held in Phnom Penh. Join us as we celebrate with the PKH former graduates and their families, at the 2018 Alumni Dinner, to be held at Raffles Hotel Le Royal.

Some highlights of the program include visiting all of PKH’s expressions of work in Cambodia:

  • Visit PKH Centres and PKH English School
  • See how Farming God’s Way is bearing fruit (and vegetables!)
  • Dedication of the new Trang Mission House
  • Join the congregation of newly renovated Church of Christ our Peace (CCOP) Phnom Penh for Sunday Service
PKH Tour spaces are limited to 40 persons and registrations for this Tour will open to the congregation at St Andrew’s Cathedral from next week.

However, we would like all supporters of PKH to have the opportunity to register for this Tour, right now.

For more information, please email pkh.cambodia@cathedral.org.sg or call (+65) 63376104 ext 133.

We hope you will join us on this trip and we look forward to receiving your registrations.

A Completed Mission House at Trang for Frontier Missions

Whene’er I take my walks abroad,
How many poor I see!
What shall I render to my God
For all his gifts to me?

Not more than others I deserve,
Yet God hath given me more:
For I have food, while others starve,
Or beg from door to door.

How many children in the street
Half naked I behold!
While I am clothed from head to feet,
And cover’d from the cold.

While some poor wretches scarce can tell
Where they may lay their head,
I have a home wherein to dwell,
And rest upon my bed.

Are these thy favours, day by day,
To me above the rest?
Then let me love thee more,
And try to serve thee best.

Isaac Watts

In our world today of 7 billion people, 1 in 3 people have no hope of ever knowing Jesus as they have no access to anyone who can tell them about Him. These are the Unreached People Groups, people who are separated from the Good News by tough geographical, social, language or other barriers.

The very remote villages of Chom Bok, Trang, Koudounthei and Tanil are PKH’s frontier missions to the Suoy community of Unreached Peoples.

In our December 2017 update, we reported that construction had begun on the Mission House on 5 December 2017 and was expected to be completed in 3 months. We are pleased to report that the Mission House was completed on 14 March 2018, just in time for visiting medical and dental Mission teams to conduct health and dental checks for the 350 children and to villagers of the Suoy Community. The Mission House will also provide residence for the Mission staff. PKH gratefully thanks all who gave of themselves to this work through their time, efforts, funds and prayers.

 

New Academic Term started 26 Feb 2018 with visits by Medical and Dental Teams

PKH started the new academic term on 26 Feb 2018 with 30 Year 2 Students and 75 Year 1 Students for Hospitality Course at PKH Centre Chbarmon, and 24 Students for Industrial Skills Course at PKH Centre, Aoral.

Students are now midway into their first term, and the Medical and Dental teams have made their first trips of the year to attend to the students’ healthcare needs.

In mid-April, the PKH Centres are closed for the Khmer New Year. The students have gone home for the holidays, and we hope they will have a meaningful time with their families.

Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) Project Cambodia Trip to PKH Trang, 20th Dec 2015 – 1st Jan 2016

Hi everyone,

We are thankful for SIT Project Cambodia for their contributions to PKH having spent over 10 days in December at PKH Trang. Here’s what they have to say. Enjoy reading!

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SIT Project Cambodia team comprising 15 students and 1 staff visited PKH Trang, from 20th Dec 2015 – 1st Jan 2016, for our overseas service learning trip. The staff and children at PKH Trang welcomed us warmly and made us feel at home.

We were excited to see the Multi-Purpose Hall (MPH) which we helped to fund through several fund raising initiatives. The prominent red zinc roof instantly caught our attention. The over ambitious idea of building a MPH, which cost approximately SGD20,000, seemed impossible at the start. However, this was made possible with humongous efforts put in by the students with encouragement and support from Singapore Institute of Technology.

During our stay, we were heartened to see how the MPH was well utilised. The children at PKH Trang played, studied, danced and had their meals all under the big red roof. This motivated us to make full use of the 10 days there, a rare opportunity to engage and learn from the staff and children.

We participated actively, teaching and playing with the children. To create a vibrant environment for these children to study, we painted murals on the classroom walls. We also designed “Our Tree” and invited PKH’s staff and children to place their thumbprints as leaves of the tree.

In addition, we assisted with various small construction works and other ad hoc yet meaningful duties. We introduced Singapore dishes, such as mee rebus (Teacher Sokha Bunthoeurn’s favourite!) and laksa, cooked up with local sauces purchased from Singapore. To promote healthy life style, we constructed goal posts, complete with proper netting, for the boys to have a game of football.

On reflection, we faced several obstacles but we were grateful for the skillful and kind staff (Teacher Deborah & Brother Souvuth) at PKH Trang who guided and assisted us throughout our learning journey. We learned valuable lessons at PKH Trang thanks to the staff, growing a deeper awareness of cultural diversity and an appreciation for all that we have.

We had a hard time saying goodbye to the staff and children in PKH, parting with tears of gratitude and friendship. We thought we were giving more than receiving, however at the end, it was the other way round – the experiences we gained were enriching and memorable. This overseas service learning project has broadened our horizons and nurtured our own personal development.

We are thankful for the opportunities given by SIT and PKH, for an extraordinary experience, beyond our classroom.

To be the catalyst for transformation, we have to be able to learn, unlearn and relearn, to empower ourselves as astute thinking thinkers by being grounded in community.

We look forward to visiting, bringing more fun and laughter, to PKH Trang again in 2016.

“To be able to give is a form of joy, to be able to receive is a privilege.” – Wong Kai Xian, Vice-President
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“The smiles on their faces were the greatest satisfaction! “ – Suhaila Zainal Shah, Publicity Officer

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“In returned they taught us a lot of things, such as gratitude” – Kim Yoon Jung, Finance Officer

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“You have two hands. One, is to help yourself, the other, is to help another” – Danial Azri Ismail, President

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Regards, PKHCambodia

Construction of Multi-Purpose Hall at PKH Trang – Completed

Hi all,

Late last year 2015, you may have heard about the completed Multi-Purpose Hall (MPH) at PKH Trang. The MPH has been operational for over two months now. The recent registration/admissions for the new academic year at PKH Trang were conducted in this new Hall.

We thank God for the completion of this work of building the MPH.  The roof and supporting structure were erected by contracted workers, while the flooring was done by the PKH Aoral Industrial Skills Course (ISC) youths and children at PKH Trang. We are thankful to all who have contributed to this work, especially:

  • Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) for funding this construction
  • Souvuth, Ngoun Y, Sokha Buntheurn for supervising the construction
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Contractors at work.

Brother Souvuth (gentleman in the brown shirt) directed and supervised the work.

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ISC youths from PKH Aoral and boys from PKH Trang working hard to lay the flooring for the multi-purpose hall.

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The completed MPH.

The SIT Project Cambodia recently made a trip to PKH Trang in late December 2015. To hear about their personal reflections, kindly follow the next post!

Regards, PKHCambodia