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Pichey Rangsey School Visit

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In June 2012 Ms Fiorella Soci from Caulfield Grammar School visited the Pichey Rangsey School. We were very pleased to receive such wonderful feedback from Fiorella and would like to share her message and photos with you.

This year I was privileged to visit Cambodia for the first time. The sights, sounds and people of this beautiful country have remained with me even now as I am back into the hustle and bustle of everyday life back in Melbourne. One of the most memorable days was visiting the Pichey Rangsey School. I was totally overwhelmed by the enthusiasm and welcome extended by the staff and the students as I toured the classrooms.

Through our relationship with The Humanitus Foundation, the students at Caulfield Grammar School, Malvern Campus, have focused on nurturing relationships between students of both schools. This year the Social Service Committee, apart from raising money through our various activities, initiated the creation of books for our Cambodian friends; books written in English. The joy and excitement on the Pichey Rangsay students’ faces when these books were presented to each class was priceless. All the students, from the young ones through to the oldest, were transfixed. It was indeed a very humbling experience.

The School itself is truly amazing and a credit to Denzil Sprague and his vision for the future of these children and their families. I was fortunate to also have a tour of the surrounding homes and learn more about the story that is the Pichey Rangsey School. It is a true testament to the resilience and hope that the people of Cambodia live by.

I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to Denzil Sprague for the time and welcome he extended to me during my visit and to Sally Cordner who brought us, the Caulfield Grammar School community, to the Humanitus Foundation and the students and teachers at the Pichey Rangsey School.

Fiorella Soci - Caulfield Grammar School

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