This year we are breaking tradition and holding our annual Christmas Fair at the Canadian International School at Koh Pich (Diamond Island). It will run from 9am to 5pm. Table sales for vendors will commence on 28th September for Members Only (upstairs at Java Cafe).
On the 15th February WIG held its Annual General Meeting at the Intercontinental Hotel, Phnom Penh. The annual gathering gave WIG's valued members the opportunity to learn more about the organisational and business side of the group. The President and Treasurers presented their reports and the highlights of what has been yet another amazing year, with 16 projects funded by WIG fundraising activities. Not only was it an opportunity to reflect on the successes of the last year, hear inspirational presentations from Guest Speakers but, it was also the time to invite nominations for the Executive Committee for the forthcoming year, which is shaping up to be really successful too!
Early in February a group of WIG ladies visited the Hands of Hope Community organisation to see the work they continue to do and again, assess how WIG can further support them. This wonderful organisation is run by a hugely dedicated and inspirational Cambodian gentleman, Mr. Sarin Chan. Their focus is to provide care and support to hundreds of children with physical and/or intellectual disabilities including, autism.
They also provide support to families of the children helping them to access educational facilities and services. If you would like to volunteer or help with fundraising for this wonderful organisation please visit them via the following link.
Last years fair was again held at the Intercon Hotel in Phnom Penh. It was a huge success and we are already planning for the 2017 Fair which will likely be held on Sunday 26th November, 2017 from 9am to 5pm hopefully back at the Intercon Hotel again. For 2017 there will again be 100's of different displays from Christmas decorations and themed apparel through to local crafts and much, much more. And, of course, our famed Raffle with more amazing prizes to win. The Children's play area will be back with Games, Activities, Face Painting, Clowns, Balloons & shape making as well as, our renowned Santa's Grotto will be ready for kids of all ages to meet Father Christmas!
WIG with the support of sponsors donated PCs and Laptops to the Coconut School on Silk Island. To provide underprivileged children with access to IT resources and the internet.
WIG donated funds to provide educational equipment to support the Hands of Hope Community program help young girls with intellectual disabilities.
WIG provided funding to the Shanty Town program set-up to clear rubbish from community areas, provide health care facilities and, mentor school children with school work.
A program to help under-privileged young ladies from the provinces by providing four year scholarships to gain a Law Degree. WIG donated funds and provided equipment for the ladies dorms.