A group of JETs traveled to Cambodia with PEPY in 2006 and left determined to raise enough money for a new PEPY school. The group raised over $20,000 to fund the project and returned one-year later in March of 2007 to celebrate the opening of the PEPY Friends School in Stung Treng.
The PEPY Friends School educates over seventy lower-secondary students, and past volunteer trips to the school have helped to provide clean drinking water, supplies, uniforms, and bicycles to the students.
To learn more about JET – also known as the Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme – visit their website at www.jetprogramme.org/. For more about the PEPY Friends School, visit www.pepyride.org.