Food & Fine Wine Tasting Fundraising Event
Saturday, May 19, 2018, 5:30-10:30 pm
Don’t miss this!!! Join us for a night of fun and drinks at the On Pointe Pilates studio to help raise money for this awesome foundation. 100% of proceeds go to support the work of Coral Tree Education Foundation, Inc.
Who We Are
Coral Tree Education Foundation, Inc. was founded in 2015 by Chenda Chhi, a Cambodian-American woman who is a Khmer Rouge genocide survivor, and includes a team of volunteer professionals in the U.S.A. and Cambodia. Coral Tree Education Foundation, Inc. is a California Public benefit corporation and is recognized by the United States as a Section 501 (3) (c) tax exempt charitable organization. Our mission is to foster an educated and compassionate new generation of young Cambodians, especially girls, who will use their education to fight poverty, help their people, rebuild their country, and contribute to the world to help maintain peace and prosperity for all. We will focus on educating girls, and also educating their families and communities and improving their support systems.
What We Do
Our mission is to foster an educated and compassionate new generation of young Cambodians, especially girls, who will use their education to fight poverty, help their people, rebuild their country, and contribute to the world, so as to help foster peace and prosperity for all. We will focus on educating girls, and also educating their families and communities and improving their support systems.
• Our programs:
• Community Learning and Computer Center
• Scholarships for College Women
• Rural school programs
How You Can Help
Help us fight poverty by educating girls and their communities. We need your help. The various ways to help Coral Tree Education Foundation includes:
• Attend an Event
• Start a Fundraiser
• Make a Tribute Gift
Operations Manager; Private & Group Instructor On Pointe Pilates
Gillain is an inspirational lady. At age 17, she travelled to Ghana, to help the poor. She has lived in London and a world traveler. Moreover, she is a trained MMA, a pilates instructor, a worker for girls in needs in Malibu, CA. She is strong, beautiful inside out. A true leader!!! Coral Tree is so blessed to have support from a good role model for our students. Giving back is part of what we teach our students. It is not about how much money we can raise to give to our students, it is about the returns in what they can do to pass it forward to help make their world (our world) a better place for all. Come meet Gillian!
About the Founder
Chenda is originally from Battambang, Cambodia. As a child, she attended an all girls’ school; she was a top student in her class and was excelling in her studies. Sadly, during her second year in high school, when she was fourteen, the war between the Cambodian government and the Khmer Rouge ended. Along with many other Cambodian children, her childhood came to an abrupt halt after the Khmer Rouge took power, and began their “social cleansing” by killing anyone with an education. Cambodia suffered one of the world’s worst genocides; nearly half of its population was killed in four years. The Khmer Rouge soldiers took Chenda from her family as they did all children older than 12. She was forced to work in rice fields and build water dams in remote areas with little food or sleep, and no medicine or shelter with other young children. Pretending to be illiterate, with her head most often shaved, she managed to survive the executions. Most of her childhood friends, and nearly half of her close relatives were killed or died from starvation, hard labor and diseases. In her immediate family, her father and youngest brother died trying to escape the regime.