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Khmer Soviet Friendship Hospital Hygiene Project

GG 1751273

Hospital in Oudong managed by ASIA Alliance Medical.

International Partner:
Rotary Club Applecross, WA, Australia (D9465)

Cooperating Partner:
(local contractor)

Water Filters for Prek Pneu and Batheay

MG 76440

Distribution of 1,272 ceramic water filters to: 

The families and two schools of Pou Mongkol village, Prek Pneu district of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Batheay District of Kompong Cham province, Cambodia.

International Partner:
RC Roseville, D-5180, USA
RC Orangevale, D-5180, USA
RC Rancho Cordova, D-5180, USA
RC Roseville Sunrise, D-5180, USA
RC Sacramento, D-5180, USA
RC Lakewood Ranch, D-5180, USACooperating Partner:
Asian Hope Cambodia

Canals, Wells, Computers & Playground

MG 75817

To help provide a canal, 5 wells, a bridge, playground equipment, and computers to Chhneah Chey Lu Village, Rudi Boa Center and New Future for Children Orphanage in Phnom Penh and Prey Veng Province, Cambodia.

The Building Hope for Cambodia project aimed at address the following:

• Improved provision and access to irrigation water for community rice farmers through the digging of an irrigation canal.
• Improved access to markets to sell rice crops for community farmers through the building of a bridge over a river that separated the community from markets.
• Improved health and wellness through clean drinking water through the digging of five community wells.
• Improved attendance at the local government school through providing the incentive of playing on a new playground at the school.
• Improved employ-ability for young adults in poverty stricken communities though providing computer literacy and proficiency with computer classes at 2 computer labs targeting key populations.

International Partner:
RC Cheonan Central, D-3620, Korea
RC Cheonan Awoonae, D-3620, Korea
RC Cheonan Chungmu, D-3620, Korea
RC Cheonan Mugunghwa, D-3620, Korea
RC Cheonan Namsan, D-3620, Korea
RC Cheonan Seobuk, D-3620, Korea
RC Cheonan-Ilbong, D-3620, Korea
RC Cheonan-Mogju, D-3620, Korea
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Teachers Across Borders Teacher Workshops

MG 74676

To provide teacher training workshops in Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Battambang, and Kampong Thom. 

The original objective was to work with Teachers Across Borders (TAB), a U.S. NGO, to improve education skills of 550 Cambodia teachers in a workshop setting using U.S.-based volunteer teachers. The program trained 351 teachers using 44 American volunteer teachers. These teachers returned to the own classrooms with valuable insights and renewed passion for their own teaching. Many of the U.S. teachers applied for and received graduate credit for their volunteer experience. The school children of the Cambodia who will receive a better education and, in turn, be able to make a greater contribution to their country.

International Partner:

RC Denver, D-5450, USA
RC Boulder, D-5450, USA
RC Evergreen, D-5450, USA

Cooperating Partner:
Teachers Across Borders


Health and Accessibility Improvement

MG 67783

To provide a dental chair and medical supplies

International Partner:
RC Arlesheim, D-1980, Switzerland

Cooperating Partner:
Hope for All, Veal Sboer, Phnom Penh

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Bicycle Distribution Project for Poor School Children

Bicycles for School Children

Distribution of used bicycles to poor school children who live far away from school to allow them to go to school regularly

•Distributed in Kep (s.b.)This project was initiated and implemented by our members David Pred and Sil Sineng (deceased)

•3240 bicycles were distributed to 82 schools

Bicycle photo

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“Give the Gift of Sight” Project

Exams & Glasses for the Poor

To provide free eye exams and glasses to needy people in Phnom Penh.

•20,000 needy people were examined and received fitting pairs of glasses from 40 Luxoptica (USA) volunteers.

•Another 30,000 pairs of glasses were left in Cambodia with the Cambodian Red Cross for use with future missions.

“Give the Gift of Sight” Mission to Phnom Penh Cambodia (May 20 to 30, 2008) at Chenla Theater, Phnom Penh, by RC Phnom Penh Metro in cooperation with Cambodian Red Cross: about 20,000 needy people were examined and received fitting pairs of glasses from 40 Luxottica (USA) volunteers. Another 30,000 pairs of glasses were left in Cambodia with Cambodian Red Cross for future use or missions.

Cooperating Partner:
Cambodian Red Cross

Computers for the Disabled

MG 66452

Provide 45 computers to Digital Divide Data (DDD) a technology job training program for disabled and disadvantaged people in Phnom Penh and Battambang

International Partner:
RC of Highlands Ranch, Littleton, D-5450, USA

Cooperating Partner:
Digital Divide Data, Cambodia

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 A DDD Center in Battambang

Van for School Children

MG 65734

To provide a 16-seat van to FirstKids Cambodia a humanitarian school for children in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

International Partner:
RC Pudu, D-3300, Malaysia
RC Taipei Yo-Ai, Taipei, D-3520, Taiwan

Cooperating Partner:


A delegation from Malaysia came to Phnom Penh for the handover of the school minibus in Tuol Kork

Prostheses and Equipment for Victims of Land Mines and Polio

MG 56035

To help provide rehabilitation prostheses, equipment, training and support for disabled victims of land-mines and polio at the Kien Khleang Rehab Center

International Partner:
RC Salisbury, D-7890, CT, USA

Cooperating Partner:
Veterans International Cambodia (VIC)

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Inge Dunham Khien Kleang Rehab Center of VIC outside Phnom Penh as part of a VSG in 2005. Inge was instrumental in getting our first 2 MGs started.