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Bayon’s friends, always mobilized!

A family from Notre-Dame des Arts school in Riom visits Bayon

During their trip in Cambodia, the Gauthier-Lamontagne family visited us on the 8th of April with generous donations for our students: toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap and clothes.

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After seeing the pastry school and the coffee shop, they went to the primary school, which was occupied by many monkeys while the children where on holidays for Khmer new year.
As part of Angkor Academy project and to share their culture, the children Clémence and Yann had prepared, with their classmates of the Notre-Dame des Arts (partner of the project), individual presentation cards which will be given to our students.


Vintage cars gathering in Volvic

Although the spring had not reached Volvic yet on the 17th of April, vintage car fans still came with their umbrella to admire the 71 cars which, after parading in the town, were watched with enthusiasm.


In the hall, thanks to the happy owners, a friendly atmosphere was reigning… Some members of our association worked all day to provide people with drinks and pastries. They raised the amount of a school year for two children in Bayon.
Thank you to all the people who enabled this fun and helpful day and particularly to Nicole Laurent for all the work she did before and during the event.

buvette Volvic

New “bowl of rice” operation in Ste Marie highschool of Riom

Like every year, in a spirit of sharing with the underprivileged ones, the teachers and student of Ste Marie high school of Riom, supervised by Thérèse, replaced their usual lunch with a bowl or rice, on the 25th of April. The benefits were granted to Bayon School.
All the interested people could have lunch in a big room where Jacqueline Chouette, our president of honor, was commenting a presentation about food in Cambodia, local farming and climate. A slide show about Elodie’s canteen opened the discussion on hands and teeth hygiene and water use optimization. The teenagers and teachers had many interesting questions on those topics.
Thank you to all the people who got involved in this successful solidarity action, which will help several children go to school for a year.

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Hike and BBQ in memory of Elodie

On Sunday 24th April, the members of the association Le Rêve d’Elo welcomed 370 people for a hike (8 or 12 kms).

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After the walk, Virginie, their president, thanked the attendees, the partners and the town council. She presented the association, its humanitarian goal in favor of Bayon school’s canteen and reported the outcome of the last actions.
Mai, our president in Cambodia, took the floor too and talked about the current projects of the school.
Christophe, member of our association, brought up the canteen’s working and precised that on the last medical check-up, the doctor had already noticed an improvement of the children’s health linked to a healthy nutrition.
Finally, Joël paid tribute to his daughter Elodie.
The hikers and non-hikers got together around a BBQ.

Le rêve d'élo barbecue

This event enabled Le Reve d’Elo to raise almost €7,000 for Elodie’s canteen, that’s to say about a third of the yearly running costs!

A huge thank you to the attendees, organizers and particularly Cathy and Joël for their involvement.

, 2 May 2016

Visit of our japanese sponsors!

On the 11th and 12th of February, Kyoto South Rotary and students from Kyoto Foreign Studies University, that is to say 45 people, visited us at the pastry school and the primary school, with a lot of supplies for our students.

The visit started on Thursday the 11th of February at Bayon Pastry School. Divided into three groups, our Japanese friends spent some time in the coffee shop and tasted an assortment of financiers while our program director introduced the vocational training. Two Japanese airline companies (Jal and Ana) generously donated tableware for the school.

Rotary Kyoto Bayon coffee shop

The visitors met us on the next morning at the primary school where the children were waiting for them for a lively day!

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Once everyone settled, the children received new supplies: flip-flops, school material, towels and special tableware for the canteen.

Bayon Rotary Kyoto

Bayon Rotary Kyoto

The children also got a book entirely created by the Japanese students for them: “A strategy for a clean village”. It is the story of a Cambodian village invaded by trash, like it is in real life for many of them. Some little monsters come to the village to eat the trash and scare the children. Thus, the inhabitants decide to clean their village and keep it clean! A great way to raise children’s and their families’ awareness about cleanliness and environment, all illustrated with nice water color pictures!

Bayon Rotary Kyoto

Bayon Rotary Kyoto

Thanks to some big signs they made, two students told the children the story, via a Khmer translator.

Bayon Rotary Kyoto

Bayon Rotary Kyoto

After receiving the supplies and thanking the donators, the children had lunch at the canteen and enjoyed an exceptional dessert: the financiers made at the pastry school!

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The visitors enjoyed Elodie’s canteen too and had a Khmer lunch with rice, vegetables and meat.


A big thank you to Rotary Kyoto South and Kyoto Foreign Studies University for your visit, for having supported Bayon School for several years and for your generous donations. The children had a great day and so did we!

Bayon Rotary Kyoto

Bayon Rotary Kyoto

, 8 March 2016