On the 4th December, OB Alexander Ciuro (03-14) will be visiting Cambodia to run the Ankor Wat Half-Marathon. He will be raising money for an extremely worthwhile local charity, Tiny Toones, which helps to educate deprived children in the area.

Cambodia is slowly recovering from one of the world’s most devastating genocides to date. The South East Asian country is still one of the poorest in the region. One major social issue, which continues to stifle economic development is the inadequate education opportunities for children, with 39% of children aged 5-14 involved in child labour and only 1 in 3 remaining in education beyond primary level.

Tiny Toones in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, is an amazing organisation that aims to tackle this problem by bringing over 200 children off the street each day, directing their attention to both academic and recreational pursuits. The charity uses their centre to provide English, Mathematics, IT, Khmer, skateboarding, health and sexual health lessons for these children.

We are very proud to see an Old Bedfordian supporting such a deserving cause and wish him the best of luck in his endeavour. To find out more about Tiny Toones or to support Alexander’s challenge, please email him on alexciuro@outlook.com.

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