ABCs and Rice

Empowering the poor, through education and community support,
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Team Spirit, Smiles,and Sportsmanship! Thank you GLOBALTEER

Posted by Tammy D on October 30, 2012 at 5:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Globalteer kicked off their football season on Sunday 23rd September with some awesome displays of footballing skills, teamwork and great sportsmanship in the first friendly competition of the season with the 11-14 boys. ABCs and Rice were well represented as usual, and threw themselves into the fray, cheered on by volunteers and staff, as well as the girls who are eagerly waiting on their turn in a few weeks’ time. One of the boy’s teams made it through to the semi-finals of the ...

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Run of SHAME

Posted by Tammy D on September 25, 2012 at 7:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Over 100 competitors participated in the inaugural Reaper's Run of Shame on Sat 15 Sept. The Run was organised for those people who are not quite capable of running a half or full marathon, and the race was held as a fundraiser for ABCs and Rice.

Competitors were encouraged to have some fun whilst running the 1km route from Fresh @ Chilli Si-Dang to the Warehouse. They were dressed like they hadn't been to bed yet, or at least in some sort of intere...

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ABCs Shining Star

Posted by Tammy D on August 25, 2012 at 7:15 AM Comments comments (0)


This months Shining Stars are the many friends of our very own Peter and Ros Raynes who, from back home in Australia have helped them fund the majority of the rice we use both for Breakfast Club and for the monthly rice drops to the village families. As rice is a commodity, the price fluctuates and is currently sitting at $24 per 50 Kg bag. We just completed a rice drop and we used 12 x 50 Kg bags for this. Now that Breakfast Club is up and running we may be looking at an increas...

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Breakfast Club goes Supersize!

Posted by Tammy D on August 25, 2012 at 7:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Breakfast Club goes Supersize!

The Breakfast Club is open to all students now that the kitchen is fully operational. We have running water, rice cookers, a pantry, a fridge and a new Kitchen manager Mr. Sann who is now running the kitchen and cooking the breakfasts.

Breakfast is the staple steamed rice, supplemented with nutritional food such as vegetables, eggs, and soups.

We are running 2 settings, one at 6 AM and one at 7.15 AM. Kids who come in the afternoons are coming...

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Welcome Back!!!!!

Posted by Tammy D on August 25, 2012 at 7:00 AM Comments comments (0)

The ABCs team is growing! ABCs and Rice is lucky enough to have some expats who are keen to be involved in the organisation on a long-term basis. June 2012 saw the return of Monica, Ros, Pete and Tom and this time, for the long term. Ros and Pete are here for 12 months, Monica for 9 months and Tom permanently. Ros will fill the roles of Office Manager and Creative Design Teacher, Pete is our Project Manager, Builder and Trades Skills Teacher, Monica is doing Strategic Planning and running a l...

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Cha Bryn

Posted by Tammy D on August 25, 2012 at 6:40 AM Comments comments (0)

On June 22nd, 2012 this world lost an amazing man and ABCs and Rice lost an angel.

Mr Bryn Manley came to ABCs in November 2010.A beautiful man, with a pair of knees that couldn’t keep up with his spirit rolled out of a tuk tuk outside of our school and showed a smile that melted the hearts of the staff and children alike.

An oddity, as most short-term volunteers arrive nervous and excited, waiting for direction, Br...

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Everything Wet!

Posted by Tammy D on July 31, 2012 at 1:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Allthings wet season


Wet season is approaching rapidly, as the rain started to fall, the dastardly Mosquitoes started to swarm.

With these mosquitoes comes disease, notably this year, a new outbreak of Chikungunya often mistaken for it's more deadly counterpart Dengue has pushed the local children's hospitals to well over capacity.

By over capacity we are talking of marquee wards where every stitch of furniture available is used for beds of the most severely ill...

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St. Anne's Angels

Posted by Tammy D on June 13, 2012 at 8:30 AM Comments comments (0)

The seventh and eighth grade students at St Anne Catholic School were amongst the schools visited during the April awareness raising campaign.  We, at ABCs would like to extend a very special thanks to the staff for their warm welcome.  In particular, Mrs Jody O'Daiskey, an eighth grade teacher and childhood friend, was most welcoming, and made the day possible.

The students were very receptive and had many thoughtful comments and questions. Expect to see great things from the...

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The ABC Herald, May edition

Posted by Tammy D on June 4, 2012 at 8:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Extra, Extra, Read all about it!

Click on the link above for the latest news


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Posted by Tammy D on April 23, 2012 at 7:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Thank you Wilma for the lolvely article