Thursday, August 9, 2012

Its Official!

Its official! After 10 months of paper work, meetings and consultations Ratanak International (Cambodia) has received both of its MOUs (Memorandum of Understanding) from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) and the Ministry of Social Affairs, Veteran and Youth Rehabilitation (MoSAVY). We thank and praise God for the incredible favor He has given us and the amazing support we have received from our partner organization Chab Dai.
Signing MOU documents at the MoSAVY office

MoSAVY personnel helping to stamp the documents with the official Ratanak stamp
This afternoon, I had the privilege along with our Operations Manager Nary to sign eight copies of the official documents that gives us permission to now open the Ratanak Achievement Program (RAP) Community home.

Linking arms together in partnership
We are grateful for the support of MoSAVY and the speed in which they processed our documents over this past month. After all it was only 3 weeks ago they came to visit the RAP home to do a monitoring and evaluation of our project and to interview our Khmer staff. They were extremely encouraging and supportive of our efforts and promised they would complete all the paper work in a short time. Indeed they did so.
MoSAVY officials visiting the RAP home
We are also thankful to our partner organization Chab Dai and their support during this process. Yeng Ros, Chab Dai's country director has been walking with us through this process since we began all the paper work last October. In all of this, we thank the Lord for the many ways He has gone ahead of us to prepare the way and for our partners here in Cambodia who have been assisting us. It has been a journey of partnership right from the beginning as we seek to invest in the lives of many Cambodians.

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