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(The beginning of the Dance-A-Thon in March)

Along with its central location, language options and teaching one of Canada’s most widely recognized curriculums, the Canadian International School of Phnom Penh takes great pride in community involvement and raising funds to support great organizations in our city.
Seametrey Children’s Village
Earlier this year, CIS partnered with Seametrey Children’s Village which is a school that provides educational opportunities to children on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. CIS has fundraised for Seametrey throughout the school year with our monthly ‘Dress Down Days.’ For a donation of one dollar, students are encouraged to dress according to the month’s theme.  All together, CIS has donated over $1400 to Seametrey so far this year! The money raised has helped Seametrey purchase books and school supplies to continue to educate children in Cambodia. CIS will continue to support this great organization into the 2017-2018 school year. 
Animal Rescue Cambodia
The grade five class at CIS organized their first school-wide Dance-A-Thon in March to raise funds in support of Animal Rescue Cambodia. Students were encouraged to pledge one minute of dancing for every one dollar raised. The entire school raised over $2856.
The money raised supports Animal Rescue Cambodia’s goals of tackling the overpopulation of stray cats and dogs in Phnom Penh, providing medical care, and educating the local community on animal welfare.
Plastic Free Cambodia
Earlier this year, Grade 4 students started a recycling initiative at CIS where they introduced proper recycling practices to their peers. Since then, classes have been diligently using the recycling program while Grade 4’s have been collecting the recyclables and sorting through them, separating plastic from paper and cardboard. 
More recently, Grades 4, 5, and 6 students started a Plastic-Free Cambodia challenge. Students presented to the entire school about the effects of garbage in Phnom Penh, challenging everyone to be more conscious of the products used on a day-to-day basis. Students and staff members have decreased the amount of waste used throughout the school thanks to the education provided.  
As part of the CIS vision, teachers empower students to be active and engaged participants in their own learning in order to become confident, well-rounded and inspired leaders who think globally and act locally with integrity.  CIS looks forward to continuously supporting our community in Phnom Penh through student-led initiatives.

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