Holiday For Hope Event Update
Organised in collaboration with CRIB Society, Holiday for Hope 2018 saw 7 families travel to Siem Reap, Cambodia from 15 – 18 March, with a travel-for-good concept. The purpose was to develop a tourism-based programme that can help charities become sustainable by enabling them to raise their own long-term fundraising capabilities.
This year, families could join the trip with a minimum S$5000 donation to OHF (Inclusive of trip expenses for 2 adults and 2 children under 12). We received positive response from families with young children, who expressed that they wanted to inculcate the value of giving to their young ones.
Donations received from Holiday for Hope were used to support Ta Snae Primary School, including the building of toilets, wash basins, a water tank structure and ceiling fans for 8 classrooms. Water filtration systems were provided for classrooms as well, and families on the trip distributed clothes during the handover celebration. A playground was also donated for some 287 children, all aged between 4 and 12.
The tour itinerary included UNESCO World Heritage Site Beng Mealea Temple, and a Tonle Sap Sunset Cruise.
For accommodation, Holiday for Hope participants stayed at Shinta Mani Shack, which is Shinta Mani Hotels‘ Boutique Resort.
Shinta Mani operates with a culture of Open Doors, Open Hearts and is committed to responsible tourism. A percentage of Shinta Mani’s daily room rates are contributed to the Shinta Mani Foundation, which operates today in three core areas of education, healthcare and direct assistance. Shinta Mani is proud to support the less fortunate in their community – especially through the education and development of young adults. Guests help them to achieve their goal of creating a lasting and positive impact and to ensuring a bright future for the people of Cambodia.
Remaining proceeds from the event support OHF’s community development projects in Prey Veng Province, Cambodia.
OHF thanks CRIB Society and every family and donor who gave to this cause, without which Holiday for Hope would not have been a success.