News

of the Rotary Club of Phnom Penh

  • New MEC Patient

    Our first MEC today, 6 yo Sythean lives with very poor family near Oudong in kg Chhnang province. We counselled his family and hope they will bring him to the CSC very soon. We gave the family 2 mossie nets before leaving as no nets could be seen in their ‘house’. Grandpa is a devout […]

  • $15,000 to CSC in Phnom Penh

    It was a pleasure to donate $15000 to Children’s Surgical Centre from our MEC Project funds. Rotary Club President, Lavinia Page, presented the cheque to the fabulous hospital team that transforms kids lives. The little girl in the photos had her operation 3 years ago. She is back with us to have some work done […]

  • Global Grant – Mobile laboratory

    One of our Global Grant projects has supplied a mobile laboratory for the Pasteur Institute to do more research into the drug resistant strain of malaria. This morning the unit left Phnom Penh to make its way to Ratanakiri. Many thanks to Rotary Club Versailles and the team from Pasteur Institute here in Phnom Penh.

  • Emergency Relief – Day2

    Day 2 of the Aquabox project at Tnaot Chrum village. 33 boxes and jerry cans distributed to the families to share. 2 families per box. Some great aerial shots in this post show the current state of the village. Naturally the kids were more interested in getting the balls and balloons. We will return in […]

  • Emergency Relief – Day1

    A few days ago fire swept through Tnaot Chrum village in Steung Meanchey, Phnom Penh. 66 families are now homeless and without adequate drinking water. Immediate assistance has been provided by Cambodian Children’s Fund (www.cambodianchildrensfund.org) to provide shelter and some basic needs.Today Krystof and Michael visited the village with CCF and have organised 33 Aquaboxes […]

  • New Rotary member Brian

    We welcome Brian Carrigan as our newest member. He has already joined us on some project activities and we look forward to his continued support and participation. Wear your Rotary pin with pride Brian!

  • Mosquito net distribution

    Our last mosquito net distribution until we can raise more funds. This time it was to Daughters of Cambodia. The nets were given to the clients there who are all seeking a new life of freedom from sex-trafficking and sex-exploitation in Cambodia. Once again, this distribution of 100 nets was made possible by RC Amwell […]

  • Donation to SIPAR

    Back in December 2015 we were pleased to donate $225 to Molyna Noun of SIPAR. The funds were donated by HCCIRA (the Hillsborough County Council of the International Reading Association) in Tampa, Florida. The money will go towards SIPAR’s project to provide mobile libraries in rural Cambodia. www.sipar.org

  • MEC & Mosquito nets

    Double project visit today. Buntheon, our MEC Project Coordinator, briefed the next batch of Youth Star volunteers on how to spot MEC patients. They will be working in poor villages in the Provinces for a year and can be our eyes and ears for finding more patients. We also handed over 25 mosquito nets so […]

  • Mosquito nets for CHOICE

    Another mosquito net distribution today. 100 nets given to 50 families in a squatter village that is helped by CHOICE (www.choice-cambodia.org). These villagers have no land or property of their own. Some had mosquito nets that were tattered and torn. Now they can sleep safely. Thank you RC Amwell, UK for providing the funds for […]

  • Bed nets for S.C.A.O.

    Members and supporters of RC Phnom Penh handed 100 bed nets to needy families in Somroung on Valentine’s Day. Thank you to RC Amwell, UK for providing the funds for us to buy the locally made nets and to S.C.A.O. (Save poor Children in Asia Organization) for carefully selecting the families. Protecting people from the […]

  • Biggest meeting

    Our biggest meeting ever with 55 visiting Rotarians and guests from RC Dieppe, RC Sarrebourg and RC Guernsey. RC Dieppe has raised $5,500 for our MEC Project and also brought 1,000 pairs of spectacles for CSC. It was a very full house!

  • New Year cruise

    Members, families and friends enjoyed a New Year cruise on the Tonle Sap and Mekong yesterday. A willing helper drew the lucky winners of the raffle. Only one nervous passenger kept his life jacket on throughout the trip.