September 18, 2017
The Niagara Advance

Nail painting helps build Cambodian hospital

When asked to help those in need, Lord Mayor Pat Darte didn’t hesitate.

Contributing his aid and his good humour, Darte agreed to have his nails painted at a recent meeting of the Niagara-on-the-Lake Rotary Club, helping to raise about $4,500 to raise awareness of the plight of women in Cambodia, where only 15 per cent of them have access to medical care.

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All the men participated!

June 22, 2017

The Niagara Advance

Tee off for Tabitha - Niagara Advance June 2017

April 23, 2014

Ottawa Morning:  Trip to Cambodia

Proceeds from those bake sales can really add up. That’s how a 14-year-old Ottawa girl raised thousands to build homes in Cambodia. We hear what inspired this budding philanthropist. Click here to listen to the interview.

Below is the video of their trip.

April 23, 2014

‘UNSUNG HEROES CAMBODIA’ Names Tabitha Foundation in Best Volunteering in Cambodia in New Book that Honours NGO Work Across All Categories

The Tabitha Foundation has been singled out as one of the top NGOs in Cambodia with its inclusion in the book ‘UNSUNG HEROES CAMBODIA: People and Projects Making a Difference’.

While there are over 3,000 Non-Governmental Orgainisations (NGOs) working in Cambodia today, this book showcases NGOs selected from different areas, both geographically as well as areas of focus. From basic human needs such as food, water and shelter to healthcare, education, sustainable business and the arts. These are important projects that are helping Cambodia recover from the atrocities of the Khmer Rouge.

The feature story on Tabitha Foundation in ‘UNSUNG HEROES CAMBODIA’ is as inspirational as it is educational.

Click here to read the full article.

April 22, 2013

Tabitha Foundation founder Janne Ritskes awarded the Royal Order of Sahametrei by Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Hun Sen

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February 11, 2012.

Janne Ritskes receives Veuve Clicquot Initiative for Economic Development Award

Janne awardIt is with great pleasure that Veuve Clicquot announces that Janne Ritskes of the Tabitha Foundation* will be the recipient of a 2012 Veuve Clicquot Initiative for Economic Development Award.  She will be presented this award during the American Women Group in Paris gala dinner on February 11, 2012. Janne is recognized for her successful efforts to transform the health and economic lives of impoverished populations in Cambodia by helping them gain access to clean water, become self-sufficient and invest in their futures. This award is particularly exciting for the American Women’s Group in Paris who nominated Janne for this award and recently raised $15,000 for the FAWCO Target Water Project – Tabitha, Wells for Clean Water in Cambodia.  Read more