Sally Sorn is a Cambodian American who grew up in California and graduated from California State University of San Bernardino. She came across BOOKBRIDGE by doing some research on the web and she was happy to know that there is a learning center in Kirivong district where her aunt lives. When she visited her aunt in April, she took the chance to visit the BOOKBRIDGE Learning Center in Tonloab.
Reading through the BOOKBRIDGE homepage and a blog by Malin, a former BOOKBRIDGE fellow at the learning center in Angtasom made Sally become interested in visiting the learning center as she planned to visit Cambodia. She contacted the Cambodian BOOKBRIDGE team and Vannak, the head of BOOKBRIDGE Learning Center in Tonloab.
Sally finally visited her aunt in Takeo for the first time in April this year and visited Vannak and his learning center. She brought school supplies, a few children books and other things to share with the community of Tonloab. After Khmer New Year on April 18, 2015, she visited BOOKBRIDGE Learning Center Tonloab meeting with our head of learning center there. She wanted to volunteer at the learning center for two days, but there was no class during her visit. She told Vannak that the learning center is nice and it helps the community by offering IT and English courses with low fees.
Besides her donation of school materials, Sally together with her teacher donated 600 USD to the center. Vannak decided to use the donation to purchase BOOKBRIDGE t-shirts to promote the learning center in the community and to attract students to attend at the current course offerings.
Vannak found Sally’s support very useful as it helped to promote the educational offerings in the community and makes students more interested in coming to the learning center. Thank you very much, Sally, for your kind support! We wish you all the best!