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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

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