9 Jul 10
by John Simpson
Teri Wilson is helping Cambodian children.
MORNINGSIDE banker Teri Wilson will pedal 340km across Cambodia to help children become more money-wise.
Ms Wilson, 26, will jet out on July 19 ahead of the four- day cycling trip from Siem Reap to Battambang in the country’s north as part of the Credit Union Foundation Australia’s Cambodian Leadership Challenge.
The route will take the Credit Union Australia employee and a team of nine other cyclists from different credit unions nationwide, through some of Cambodia’s most isolated and disadvantaged villages.
Ms Wilson, who cycled 500km through Cambodia last year, said each team member aimed to raise $5000 for financial programs for four to nine-year-olds.
“A lot of the children, because their families are so poor, can’t go to school, so this is one of the few opportunities they have to get some sort of education,” she said.
“They’re taught what money is, how you get it, where it comes from and how you save it.”
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