2008-09 News

Janne's update - Dec 2010


Its Christmas time again and the excitement is building. For Miriam and I the excitement is tenfold for after 5 more sleeps my journey with breast cancer will be over – well, not completely, but the intensive treatment of the cancer will be finished and we can go home.  The prognosis looks good and the daunting process is no longer so daunting. We are so very thankful for that.


Sep 2009 - Building group raises funds with a Cambodian dinner


To raise funds for their forthcoming building trip, Ian & Elizabeth MacDonald,Gemma Rygate and Shayne Brown hosted two dinners at Liep's Taste of Cambodia restaurant at Cremorne.

Liep, who comes from Sisophon, has a small restaurant in Cremorne. Leip provided a wonderful Cambodian banquet and our guests all donated a minimum of $25 in addition to the cost of the dinner. One guest donated the cost of a whole house - resulting in the group increasing its target of the number of houses they will build.

The restaurant caters for up to 40 people with seating inside and outside. Other building groups in Sydney may wish to consider this as a fun way of raising some funds as well as letting people share in the pleasure of some great Cambodian cooking.

Address: 6 / 332 Military Rd Cremorne NSW 2090
Phone: (02) 9953 7478



Tabitha Challenge

TabithaChallenge-cThe Tabitha Challenge is a great way for everyone to make a significant difference to poverty in Cambodia . The key to the Tabitha Challenge is that not only do individuals


"Focus on Scopus" (Mount Scopus Memorial College, Vic)

FocusFor the first time in Mt Scopus history, 14 year 9 students, under the supervision of Mr Morris and Mrs Wolters, embarked on a journey to Cambodia that had the potential to change their view of the world. The aim of the project was to supply materials and hands on support to families in a rural community and to the children of a Phnom Penh orphanage. Preparations began early in term 2 when the students involved had to come up with ideas


Aug 2009 - Better Read Than Dead - volunteers


265 King St, Newtown.

Fundraising for BRTD Building trip.

As part of the Tabitha Foundation Australia volunteer house-building program, Derek Dryden, owner of Better Read Than Dead is putting together a crack team of BRTD booksellers and friends of the store to build 20 houses.  Each team member must contribute the cost of a house and we still have room on our February 2010 build team for a couple of enthusiastic people with the ability to use a hammer and to actively fund-raise.


DEC 2008 - Alcatel Lucent Asia Pacific Leadership builds 45 Houses

Alcatel Lucent, has just announced the completion of 45 Houses for Tabitha.  This record was a huge excerise for Tabitha and the large Alcatel team. This is great news for the many needy communities and it is great to see one of the major global companies setting aside one entire day during their recent Asia Pacific Leadership meeting for a good cause.


As  Alcatel-Lucents’ President, Asia Pacific stated: ‘We chose Tabitha because they gave us an opportunity to get involved and make a difference through the work of our own hands”.

News is spreading quickly across blogs in Cambodia, technology sites, trading sites and as far as Sweden.


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