Austin2Angkor is seeking to raise $50,000 to carry out three projects in conjunction with the Build Your Future Today Center, an NGO based in Siem Reap that provides educational, health, and support services to the local community, especially children.

The three projects are:

  • construction of a “Community Training Center” to provide professional skills workshops and onsite accommodations for volunteers and staff
  • development of a “Safe Mothers and Child Care Center” to educate mothers on the nutritional needs of young children and provide access to a playground
  • construction of a “Learning Center” to focus on English language and computer skills instruction for young people

Austin2Angkor is led by Roni Sivan, a MatadorU student who attended our recent Austin meetup. It’s been a pleasure to talk with her about this project, and I’m happy to support it here.

Austin residents should check out the ongoing raffle (tickets $5, drawing July 4), with lots of really cool prizes donated by local businesses. I’ve got my eye on the free haircut from Bird’s…I could use it.

Everyone else, you can head to the fundraising page to make a donation.