We're BUILDING HOPE
Over 340 students now attend Hope International School in Phnom Penh, split across our main campus (Hope South) and the Early Learning Centre (ELC). Another 40 students are enrolled at our Siem Reap campus. The growth of Hope School is exciting, and I always find it encouraging speaking with the families we are serving through the education of their children. They continue to confirm that Hope School is fulfilling its mission to serve missionary and Christian expatriate families working with the people of Cambodia.
- 80% of our students are from missionary families serving in Cambodia and South East Asia
- 10% of our students are from Christian expatriate families working with the people of Cambodia
- Our students represent 31 different nationalities
To accommodate our growing numbers we have made our rented premises stretch just a little further this year. But these are not viable long term solutions, and we are spending money on maintaining and improving rented facilities.
To continue to support the growth of world missions in Cambodia, Hope School needs to expand and grow.
The Hope School Board and school community have been praying for a number of years, seeking God's direction and plans. We believe God is leading us forward towards establishing a permanent home for Hope School to consolidate and extend our ability to serve missionary and Christian expatriate families working with the people of Cambodia.
We believe God is leading us forward in BUILDING HOPE.
Our latest newsletter reports that the FEBCambodia Board recently informed us that due to unforeseen circumstances they will not be in a position to negotiate selling their land for the next 3-5 years.
Our Board has taken time to consider the implications of FEBCambodia’s current inability to sell their land. Hope School cannot put its own plans on hold for an estimated 3-5 years as there is no assurance of a successful agreement with FEBCambodia once they are free to resume negotiations. It may still be possible for Hope School to enter into a new partnership with FEBCambodia at that stage, but for now we have to explore other options.
This significantly impacts our Hope School community and there is a deep sense of disappointment over this situation. Many people have given to the BUILDING HOPE project and our Design Team in particular has made an enormous contribution of their time and skills in developing plans to a point of near completion.
We appreciate and are thankful for people around the world who have supported Hope School and our BUILDING HOPE project with their skills,
financial resources and their prayers.
BUILDING HOPE will continue. The Board remain committed to the vision of a permanent home for Hope School, to consolidate and extend our ability to serve missionary and Christian expatriate families working with the people of Cambodia.
Thank you for your ongoing support and I encourage you to continue praying for Hope School and BUILDING HOPE.
Hope International School, Cambodia