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June 8, 2014

Redhook Brewery Benefit Dinner

Please join us on Sunday, June 8 at 4 pm at the Redhook Brewery in Woodinville. Come hear about how CUSP is working to improve people's lives in Cambodia through education. A special guest, Sophea Ly, who is a former CUSP student and is in the US for a year, will be our guest speaker. This should be another evening of great stories from Cambodia, a wonderful Redhook meal, and entertainment.

December 28, 2013

CUSP Coming of Age

From a poor rural village to the Computer Science program at the Royal University of Phnom Penh, learn more about how you are making a difference through CUSP.

December 15, 2012

Learn How You Are Making a Difference Through CUSP

Save the date! CUSP Dinner is Sunday, January 27 at the Red Hook Brewery in Redmond. Now is your chance to hear how you are making a difference in the lives of young Cambodian students. A lot is happening and it has been a very good year. Also! One of CUSP's college graduates, who is studying in the US, Somaly Bun, will be speaking. Learn More and Sign up.

April 12, 2012

Student Report

A week in the life of a CUSP high school student…

October 11, 2011

News from Cambodia

The latest in CUSP’s assault on poverty through education.

The Poor Will Be Glad book cover

November 30, 2010

Book Recommendation: The Poor Will Be Glad

“A compelling call to carry God’s mercy and compassion to the hurting people of this world, this eminently practical book by two leading experts in the field of poverty reduction offers a clear plan to help ordinary Christians translate their compassion into thoughtful action. Authors Peter Greer and Phil Smith draw on their personal experiences to provide proven solutions for effectively reducing poverty. With photographs by Jeremy Cowart included throughout, The Poor Will Be Glad examines the pitfalls of traditional approaches and outlines a new model of economic development aimed at breaking the cycle of dependency.” —
Learn more about the book

Champei was led to believe she would have a well paid job as a maid in Malaysia. Unfortunately, like many others, she ended a victim of sexual and physical abuse.

November 20, 2010

Update on the Students

Hello all,
Just an update that everything is going well with the CUSP high school students in the dormitories and the CUSP scholarship students attending the university. I read the following article.

The poor are at such risk. Thank you all for your support. It gives me joy that we can offer our students another option than the one described in this article.

Happy Thanksgiving,

Poster of CUSP Annual Fundraiser

June 21, 2010

CUSP Annual Fundraiser

Save the Date: July 10, 2010. Click on the poster image for more details.

March 16, 2010

Update on the Students

The high school students are finishing their first year in school in Kampong Thom. They have made a successful adjustment from village life to the city. Presently, one of the students is ranked third in her class. Four college students will be graduating this summer in Phnom Penh.

March 10, 2010

Book Review—Half The Sky

For the importance of education in fighting third-world poverty and development, see: Half The Sky - a book about women around the world.