The Cambodian Fundraising Project is founded by Lorri Yasenik MSW, RSW, RFM and Tom Bartley CET.
and Tom found themselves looking for ways to become connected with the communities they were visiting as travelers.
and Tom fell in love with the Cambodian people and their amazing survival stories.
Cambodia has only been safe for travelers during the last 8 years.
A country of young people due to the tragic atrocities at the hand of the Khmer Rouge Regime, the people are focused, and extremely motivated to take back what they lost.
Education is the key to recovery from a poverty status in Cambodia - and particularly the ability to speak English.
and Tom were introduced to Cheh Peersah Anglais School
through a friend who runs a "responsible tourism" organization in Cambodia.
Cheh Peersah Englais School
was aware that Lorri
had a play therapy background and fully embraced any play-based activities she
could bring to their school.
and Tom wish to continue to volunteer their time to the school when they are in Cambodia and will continue to raise money for the school so that the children are assured that they may continue to attend.
Lorri Yasenik is the Co-Director of Rocky Mountain Psychological Services and Rocky Mountain Play Therapy Institute in Calgary, Alberta.
has been providing Certified Child Psychotherapy and Play Therapy to practitioners in South East Asia for the past 6 years.
Leading from this work, she
has volunteered her
time to work at a Cambodian Orphanage and a Rural Cambodian School
by bringing play-based activities into the children's learning environments.