Published on: 30 January 2020

Students from Christ Church Grammar School and St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School joined forces over the summer break to support some of the most impoverished children in Cambodia.

The Service in Action (SIA) tour saw 20 students from both schools collaborate with the Cambodian Children’s Fund (CCF) in delivering services such as teaching English and Mathematics, assisting with CCF’s food distribution program and feeding children who often only eat once a day.

Founded in 2004, CCF provides life-changing education, food, healthcare and shelter to vulnerable children from some of Cambodia’s most destitute communities.

Members of staff from Christ Church and St Mary’s also contributed by way of delivering professional learning on ‘differentiation in the classroom’ and ‘guided reading’, as well as swimming sessions for children with disabilities.

Director of Service in Action, Mr Mark Tait said, “There were many highlights, but seeing our students work very hard to help others and, in the process, form close relationships with the CCF students is particularly rewarding.”

“It was a special opportunity for our students to question the things they take for granted and come to understand how privileged they are.”

Christ Church’s SIA program seeks to inspire boys to learn about themselves and the world through serving those less fortunate. Discover more about the program here.