Middle School Social Studies teacher Heidi Brewer traveled to Cambodia in February as President of the Board of Directors for the Cambodian Arts and Scholarship Foundation. This foundation was created in 2001 by Frederick Lipp, author of The Caged Birds of Phnom Penh and father of Thornton Academy high school English teacher Hope Hall. CASF is committed to improving the lives of children in Cambodia through education, working with poor, at-risk girls who are, for a number of reasons, denied equal access to schooling. While this was an oversight trip to visit schools, as well as young scholarship recipients studying at the university level, Heidi chose to involve her Thornton Academy Middle School students. She invited them to donate school supplies that she could distribute to the Cambodian girls. Students generously donated: pencils, pens, erasers, Post-It Notes, and colored pencils. Heidi shared her travel and philanthropic experiences with students by posting on her blog: http://msbrewerincambodia.blogspot.com.
Heidi Brewer Brings Goodwill From Middle School to Cambodia
Posted 03/28/2016 10:46AM