Smiling Gecko News

NEWS FROM OR ABOUT US

Whether quick news in between, your own press release or external TV and newspaper reports: On this page we collect all the news for you that have something to do with our campus, the great people in Cambodia or Smiling Gecko as an organization.

FOUR YOUNG CARPENTERS GRADUATE!

A reason to be happy on the Smiling Gecko Campus: Four of our carpenter apprentices have completed their training and are therefore well prepared for a life with prospects in Cambodia. Here we present the four.

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STORM DESTRUCTIONS ON THE SMILING GECKO CAMPUS

We received bad news from Cambodia. In the early evening hours of June 30, the Smiling Gecko Campus was hit by a severe storm that lasted several hours, which unfortunately caused major damage to buildings and greenhouses, the Farmhouse Resort and the fields.

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OUR JOINERY AT SRF1

Yesterday on Swiss television and already available on our website: the program “mitenand”, with a four-minute portrait of our Cambodian carpenter Pha, who received his training on our campus. Thank you, dear SRF, for being with us in Cambodia. The report turned out great.

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A MESSAGE OF HOPE FROM CAMBODIA

The children of our school have recorded a new song. “Heal the World”, the ballad by Michael Jackson, which fits into these crazy times like no other song. Here is the video for it.

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HUMANITARIAN AID STILL ESSENTIAL

The consequences of the corona pandemic are still omnipresent in Cambodia. In a country where there is practically no government support, people are still extremely dependent on the humanitarian aid of Smiling Gecko and other international NPOs. We make our contribution, which we must finance entirely from donations. That’s why we are so grateful for any form of support.

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“A CONTAINER FULL OF MUSIC” ARRIVES AT SMILING GECKO

In November our “container full of music” filled with lots of pianos, drums, guitars, violins, trumpets and flutes started its journey to Cambodia. Now it has finally reached its destination. The children of our school enthusiastically received the instruments and now the instruments are given a second life, spending great joy to many Cambodian children.

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«MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE»

Once again, the students at our Education Campus rehearsed a Christmas song as a way to convey their thank you to you. The rehearsals and recordings of the well-known Christmas song “Merry Christmas Everyone” by Shakin’ Stevens were a welcomed-change for the children from their everyday life impacted by the pandemic, school cancellations and often hunger.

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