Hello! This is the student body ONE LIFE.
We are a volunteer organization that provides educational support to a country in Southeast Asia called Cambodia.
July 3, 2015.
When three college students saw an article “Even students can build a school”, the student group “ONE LIFE” was formed.
Due to the poor educational environment in Cambodia, many children cannot receive satisfactory education or cannot go to school due to family reasons.
We want to improve the educational environment and increase children’s choices for the future, and we are doing some activities that create smiles. “
The organization started from scratch in 2015 and built its first school in just one year and four months, we provided playground equipment and textbooks, and built a library.
Now it has grown to more than 70 people, mainly students from the Tokyo metropolitan area.
Our ONE LIFE 8th generation student organization has been discussing what kind of support should be provided to Cambodian elementary school students for four months since its establishment in November.
Through various discussions and actual visits to Cambodia,
“Construction of a new school building at Samakee Primary School”
I draw conclusions.
Currently, the organization has approximately 3.5 million yen in funds inherited from its predecessor. The new school building of Samaki Elementary School needs 7.79 million yen.
We plan to hold five charity events per year and do at least four street fundraisers per month to raise money. However, even through these activities, we cannot make up the rest of the support.
“Wouldn’t it be better to offer support that matches who you are?”
“Wouldn’t it be difficult to raise the remaining support funds for the rest of the time?”
There are also opinions that say this.
The current situation of Samakhee Primary School that I saw in Cambodia was far beyond my imagination.
Even under such circumstances, children still come to school with smiles every day. Their “smiles” are brilliant, but when I hear about them, some elementary school students are living lives that cannot be imagined from their smiles.
Even so, doesn’t it make him smile because he likes school?
To further increase the “smile”
Take you to experience the “new environment”
I don’t want to give up!
Therefore, I decided to challenge crowdfunding this time. We want to convey our activities to as many people as possible, let them understand the current state of education in Cambodia, and seek their support.
Do smile-making activities to create a smile
Student organization ONE LIFE will continue to create smiles!
In this project, the student body ONE LIFE will build a school building at an elementary school in Cambodia with your support.
At that time, we will cooperate with NPO Grove Jungle and a local construction company will carry out the construction.
*The challenge this time is All or Nothing (a system that does not receive even 1 yen and refunds backers if the target amount is not reached), so the first goal was set at 1.5 million yen. We plan to set 1.8 million yen as the next target.
Due to circumstances, some children in Cambodia are only aware of limited options. We have met many such children.
That’s why I want them to know the joy of learning new things, and the fact that there are many fascinating things in this world.
They may be the ones who make others smile when they learn a lot, are not bound by their surroundings, and live out their dreams and achieve their goals.
I wanted to create an opportunity to create such a warm, smiling cycle.
Would you like to create an opportunity with us to change someone’s life?
We would appreciate it if we could make this happen with those who agree with our ideas and everyone who knows us through this page.
Can you give us thoughtful support?
* Posting with member’s permission.