CLS values partners who support us in developing and running our programs and in building the capacity of our staff. We seek partnerships with organizations who can help us grow and function whilst benefiting themselves from mutual sharing and learning.
ModiMade is an Australian business which has supported CLS since 2009, donating portion of the income from its ethical product sales. The founder of ModiMade also assists operation of the CLS donations scheme in Australia.
Dorsu produces ethical clothing in Kampot, Cambodia. It sells affordable clothing manufactured by employees in a safe and comfortable environment. They receive fair compensation and thoughtful consideration of their welfare.
Dorsu donates every month towards CLS operating expenses.
Amber & Georgie are the driving force behind The Toothbrush Project which has provided funds since 2012 towards the Health & Hygiene program. These funds partly underwrite weekly hygiene classes and supply toothbrushes and toothpaste to 150 students three times a year.
Woodleigh School has been involved with CLS since 2009. Students and teachers visit each year to help train our staff and to undertake activities with our students. They also donate materials and funds to the Learning Centre, and promote CLS within their community in Australia.
ROTARY CLUB OF DARWIN NORTH
The Rotary Club of Darwin North has been associated with CLS since 2013. Experienced members of the Club assist with teacher training and mentoring, and with student assessments. Under a current agreement, the Club is contributing funds towards our English teaching program, as well as providing volunteers and funds for shelter building in the community.
ROTARY CLUB OF DUBBO
The Rotary Club of Dubbo has been one of our greatest supporters and deserves much of the credit for the Learning Centre we occupy. In 2008 they commenced a 3-year project to build the Learning Centre, providing both funding and volunteer labour. Then in 2015 they added our library. They continue to provide funds towards our administration costs.
BOOKS FOR CAMBODIA
Books for Cambodia (BFC) is a New Zealand trust which works with a number of schools in Takeo and Kampot Provinces to promote literacy and library development so children can gain maximum benefit from educational opportunities available to them. It has partnered with CLS since 2015, providing funds which assist our library and, through CLS, libraries at Chumkriel, Ang Prey and Bostrabake Primary Schools.
Assistance includes purchase of books, furnishings and other items to equip the libraries, improvements to premises, and professional training for librarians. There is follow-up support through regular visits by the local BFC Coordinator and an annual visit by BFC Trustees.
The partnership is a real boost to CLS, allowing continuing improvements to our library program and to those of the three primary schools we support.
CLS IS ALSO EXCITED TO WORK WITH:
United World College of South East Asia
United World College of South East Asia (UWCSEA) East Campus has been working with CLS since 2010 https://www.uwcsea.edu.sg/ .
It has assisted the professional development of our teachers by sponsoring attendance at training workshops in Cambodia and by sponsoring visits by some of our staff to Singapore for training.
Teachers and students visit the school each year, bringing material assistance and undertaking educational activities with our students.
UWCSEA has also developed and equipped a classroom, library and toilets in the salt fields, as well as contributing to development of a playground there. And it sponsors scholarships for salt field students.
UWCSEA has showcased CLS at such conferences as Global Issues Network and Round Square.
Charles Sturt University
Education students from Charles Sturt University (CSU) occasionally participate in a 4-week volunteer teaching placement at CLS http://www.csu.edu.au
The CSU Program Leader works with CLS Managers to identify focus issues. Professional development workshops are provided for staff, and guidance is given in implementing new approaches to teaching.
The CSU students work with CLS teachers to plan and deliver lessons. In so doing, the CSU students get an opportunity to practice their own teaching skills and to develop intercultural competence.