Charity Bike Ride, 2017
By AJ Lee, a fundraiser
When I first went to Cambodia in 2015, it like any other developing country, was poor, polluted, and largely undeveloped. I also saw many orphaned children and learned about their lives. The next time I went to Cambodia was this past summer. I was there for a day to go into the slums to see the living conditions. As expected, they were atrocious. I also saw three different learning centres set up by the missionary sisters. The learning centre in the slum was a dilapidated building made of metal sheets. However, the kids inside were eager to learn. The sisters also wanted to build another daycare centre inside the slum village. Therefore, I have decided to do a fundraiser so
that the second daycare centre may be built.
I participated in a 40-mile biking event in New Hampshire on 26 August 2017. All donations I collected from uncles, aunts, and friends helped build a daycare centre for children in the slum village of Phnom Penh.