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Upgrading Rehabilitation Facility and Training Local Physical Therapist in Cambodia

GG 1410517

To upgrade the Graphis rehabilitation facility with badly needed equipment and to train local physical therapists in Cambodia

International Partner:
RC Ibaraki-West, D-2660, Japan

Cooperating Partner :
Graphis Health Center

School Equipment for New Building

MG 79709

To provide school equipment for new building

Rotary Club of Phnom Penh Metro and Rotary Club of Phillip Island and San Remo for funding to help provide
furniture, solar panels, computers, computer peripherals & supplies for a classroom at
KTK Secondary School in Kaoung Tonle Kroum in Prey Veng, Cambodia.

International Partner:
RC Phillip Island & San Remo, D-9820, Australia

Cooperating Partner:
Pisey Ken

Water Security/Social Enterprise

MG 77975

To provide two water enterprises for clean and safe drinking water

Rotary Club of Phnom Penh Metro and Rotary Club of Laren-Blaricum for funding to help provide two water enterprises for clean and safe drinking water to community at Oddar Meanchey and Siem Reap Province in Different Villages in Cambodia.

Cambodian health is among the poorest in Southeast Asia . Life expectancy is 61 years (UNICEF,2009) and the risk for major infectious, waterborne diseases such as bacterial and protozoal diarrhoea is very high (CIA World Factbook, 2009). The reason for this is the consumption of unhealthy water, especially in rural areas. As the country simply does not have the capacity to meet the water quantity, quality, access and management needs of the residents, inadequate water supply is a daily reality for millions of rural residents in Cambodia. An estimated 44% of the rural population of the country uses unimproved drinking water sources (UNICEF; WHO, 2008). The danger of this is manifested in the Cambodia’s high infant mortality rate of 88 per 1000 live births (WHO, 2009).Diarrhoeal disease is one of the main causes of death for children under the age of 5 in Cambodia (WHO, 2008).

Compared to other parts of the country, the situation in Northern Cambodia (Oddar Meanchey, Banteay Meanchey and Siem Reap Province) is worse. Water is often drunk directly from ponds, rivers and streams without being cleaned, or it is coll ected and boiled, which can be time consuming and damaging to the environment (an estimated 4 to 5 kilograms of firewood is used to boil water every day). The Provincial Department for Rural Development (PDRD) of Oddar Meanchey showed that 60% of the province’s population has no access to clean drinking water.

In 2010 NGO ICS (Investing in Children and their Societies) commenced a study by the Economic Institute of Cambodia, in which water tests results revealed that water from the ponds contains many of micro organism that causes sickness and diseases. Households, that on average consist of 5 to 6 members, monthly spend almost 3 Euros on medicine for waterborne diseases, while only earning around 35 Euros per month.

International Partner:
RC Laren-Blaricum, D-1570, Netherlands

Cooperating Partner:
Investing in Children and their Societies (ICS)

Human Trafficking Response

MG 78382

To provide educational, medical, administrative and transportation supplies for girls who were victims of trafficing

Rotary Club of Phnom Penh Metro and Rotary Club of Taipei Rui An for funding to help provide educational, medical, administrative and transportation supplies and support at Pleroma Homes for Girls in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Cambodia, ranked as one of the highest rates of human trafficking country in the world, is a source, destination, and transit country for women and children trafficked for the purposes of Commercial Sexual Exploitation (CSE),” as the US Department of State declared in 2007. “There are 80,000 to 100,000 CSE workers in Cambodia, and 80% are under the age of 18,” is the data released by the Cambodia Research Network (CRN) in the same year.

The beneficiary of this project is Pleroma Home for Girls (PHG), which was founded by an organization called Fullness in Christ Fellowship (FICF). The scope of this project is to provide: 1. Primary school and secondary school tuition and school supplies and expenses, 2. Physical check-up and vaccination, 3. Administrative supplies, 4. Transportation fees. The project will conclude within 10 months of the initial date.

The project’s long-term goal would be to train the “victims” themselves to become leaders in the future. Essentially, they would be the most effective “missionaries” to minister to the trafficked victims and to address the needs of the girls in their society. They will be most suitable to carry on the work and to provide the sustainability of these projects. We plan on gradually pass down the leadership to the local Khmers and these future local women leaders, thus bringing peace to the community, the country and the region.

International Partner:
RC Taipei Ru An, D-3520, Taiwan

Cooperating Partner:
Pleroma Home for Girls

Kep Community Development Program

MG 78199

To provide clean drinking water systems

Pong Toek primary and lower secondary schools, based in Kep province, have nine buildings with 38 rooms.  There are 53 teachers and 858 students.  For Grades 1 to 6 there are 13 classes and from Grades 7 to 9 there are 9 classes. The students 

from this school do not have access to clean drinking water, but get their water from 4 pump wells provided by Chinese Association (1), Asian Development Bank (2) and World Bank (1).  There is no method to ensure the water is clean and passes International quality of health standards. The primary objective in Phase 1 is to provide clean drinking water systems in Pong Toek primary and lower secondary schools in Kep Province. Once implemented these clean water systems will directly serve nearly 1,000 students as well as school faculty.

International Partner:
RC Kamloops Daybreak, D-5060, Canada

Cooperating Partner:
Equitable Cambodia