On Monday, Sept 14th, RCPP was delighted to pass on a donation from Sarasota Bay Rotary Club to Mama's Kitchen to aid their efforts to provide nutritious, vegan meals to families in crisis during this challenging time. After the donation presentation, PE @Don Rosenfelt, President @Robert Kingston, Secy @Michael Wright, and Treas./IPP @Sandy Kotan all joined in a distribution to the Shanty Town Spirit project, where they deliver 150 meals weekly. As it's the rainy season here now, we were caught in a downpour of rain and had tones of fun watching kids playing under the rain and some even trying the build a little walking bridge over the flooded road.
As of this week Mama's Kitchen have served nearly 8,000 meals to people in crisis. If you would like to help please consider ordering your own delicious vegan meals (in eco friendly pacakaging) for your office teams making it Meatless Friday (or any other day), You can also volunteer, donate food, make financial contribution or just share their FB page. @Mama's Kitchen
We are proud to support this very impactful organisation and thank the Sarasota Bay Club for their very generous donations. ... See MoreSee Less
A fantastic Rotary morning today with ALL the Commune Leaders and Community Heads. We donated hand sanitiser (in large spray dispensers) and masks to 4 local schools The heads of each school were present along with a few students who will be returning to classes very soon. We hope our donation helps these rural schools to confirm to the safety guidelines issues by the Kingdom of Cambodia to keep our communities safe and COVID free! Our thanks to District 3350 and to our dedicated member @Don Rosenfeldt and his lovely wife, Sros for doing the hard yards in making this happen! ... See MoreSee Less
RCPP purchased 500 small bottles and 7 x 5 litre refills to include with food distributions to needy families in Phom Penh via the #Eat2Donate initiative. Thanks to our member, Rob Esposito (Co-Founder of Coco Khmer), these families can ensure clean hands before diving into the meals. Learn about how you can support this programme here: www.slaprea.com/eat2donateMeaghan TierneyRob Esposito... See MoreSee Less
Please consider supporting these venues (more added tomorrow) and pay it forward by buying a meal for donation. Please visit the #Eat2Donate page and follow the link to sign up your restaurant. Pass it on....We're all in this together...So here we go...the awesome folks at The Idea were working on a very similar idea - we've done some serious collaboration over the past few days and now ready to go! The idea is simple...each participating venue commits to their own donation of 5 meals per week, but then will offer a 'special rate' meal (suited to Khmer palate) at a special price (for donation only...NOT home delivery). You can order an #Eat2Donate meal along with your order and the venue will prepare it, Only One Planet will organize/schedule the donations, and Slaprea, Cambodia's Biggest Food Festival / @The Idea will arrange the pick up and delivery of meals (in bulk to the Khmer Soviet Hospital for the healthcare workers in isolation and to Friends-International / Mith Samlanh for donation to communities). Read all about it and see the list of venues here: www.slaprea.com/eat2donate
Coco Khmer hand sanitizer will be on hand for free community refills at all distributions, while supplies last - courtesy of the Rotary Club of Phnom Penh. Cutlery, and a limited supply of eco boxes and wooden cutlery will be provided by Only One Planet Cambodia
We only have a couple restaurants signed up at the moment, but more venues will be added daily. Help us by spreading the word, and please support these businesses that agree to give when they themselves are struggling to keep their doors open. Please consider a weekly donation to keep our Khmer family strong, safe and healthy. We're all in this together, and together we will get through this. ... See MoreSee Less
We had a healthy debate recently about whether it was ok to give money to poor children begging/selling in the streets. THIS is what we (potentially) support when we give to street children. I hope these children will be put into foster families in the short term, whilst their families are investigated for selling their kids. ... See MoreSee Less
A very satisfactory visit by Bill Monroe and Michael Wright to review the progress of one of our Rotary Global Grant projects at One-2-One CAMBODIA. All of the required equipment has been delivered and is in good use. Two additional Dental Units (including suction, light and scaler), a new compressor, digital X-ray equipment and a whole lot more. The clinic offers free dental check ups and treatment to needy children (of which there are many). The equipment is helping the clinic to treble its capacity and 1207 patients have been treated in the last 3 months alone. There is also a strong training programme in place in conjunction with dental schools in Phnom Penh. If you would like to donate towards our many Club projects just visit www.omprakash.org/global/rotary-club-phnom-penh/donate... See MoreSee Less
Our Past President Peter Gray is now our most recent Honorary Member. At the same time he became a Charter Member of the new Rotary Club of Melbourne Passport. Here he is presenting the new Club with its first banner, fittingly from our Club, to the Charter President Maria Hicks, VP Jenny Foster and that's the back of DG Grant Hocking ( Rotary District 9800 Governor ) seated in the foreground. ... See MoreSee Less
Many young students in rural areas stop going to school because it is too far from their home. Bus services do not exist. The roads often wash away during the rainy season. The resulting lack of education exposes them to continued poverty, child marriage, domestic violence and a host of other social issues. It also puts a roadblock in their future career development.
We help kids that live more than 5km away by giving them a bicycle. This means they can continue their education. Each bicycle, including helmet and lock, costs $50. A small change like this can transform a child’s future.
Another "Literacy for Life" mission completed by our IPP Andre Struve. Classroom library, dental hygiene kits and soap delivered to the very remotely located Samroang Chet Village Primary School. More than 140 students aged 5 to 12 were awaiting our arrival on the Sunday morning. The kids couldn't wait to unpack the books. This is an extraordinary school for the disadvantaged children in this area and the school director as well as 4 teachers make an incredible effort to travel each day the adventurous and barely accessible dirt road to this school. More support is needed!
Thanks Andre for your excellent efforts and dedication to getting books into remote, under-resourced schools! Huge thanks go to Rotary Club of Highton Inc for donating the funds for this, and several more, Classroom Libraries.
Although literacy in Cambodia has greatly improved in Cambodia, there is a woeful lack of reading materials in schools, especially in rural areas. Textbooks are often shared between 2-5 students and library books are often not available, or in second languages, or simply very, every old. One of our many local projects - the Literacy for Life Project, addresses this with two programmes: 1) Classroom Libraries where we deliver 55 primary level books + a bookshelf, dental hygiene materials and handsoap. 2) Community Libraries where we deliver 125 books for all ages into rural schools where libraries exist, but the shelves are often bare. These distributions include librarian training and an awareness training for students in subject like hygiene, rabies prevention, or environment.
All in cooperation with Sipar, an NGO dedicated to creating, publishing and distributing quality Khmer language books for all reading levels.
Each distribution costs approximately $300 and includes transportation to these remote areas. We ask for your support so we can deliver into approximately 28 school this rotary year. You can donate directly (credit card or PayPal) on the link below; a tax-deductible receipt is available for US residents. Please help us continue this programme that delivers books, and hope to rural communities!
A great day at Choice-Cambodia, 250 mosquito nets distributed to 4 rural villages, a tour through the recently opened school (with a lovely library filled with Rotary books) and then a delicious lunch on the river at Don's Riverside (no pics of that - we were too hungry)! Thanks Don Rosenfeldt, Ross Wright, Michael Wright, Glenn Dixon and Sandy Kotan ... See MoreSee Less
In March last year we partnered with Suwon Nosong Rotary Club in Korea and Hebron NGO Hospital in Phnom Penh. Thanks to a $33,300 grant from Clubs and Rotary Foundation they have now operated on 8 children with 1 more to go. We visited three of the patients that had their operations this week. The kid with 2 photos is a 4 month old boy. He had a cardiac arrest just before his operation. He was resuscitated and then underwent surgery. The first op fixed problem but there was a complication and he had a second operation. This all happened 4 days ago. He should leave ICU tomorrow and go to the ward. If all goes well he will go home one week later and live life to the full. ... See MoreSee Less
It was a pleasant trip with representatives of the Rotary Club of Solingen to attend the opening of the new pediatric ward of the Sithor Kandal Referral Hospital. RCS and RCPP collaborated on a global grant that supplied medical equipment to ensure the best possible care for Cambodia's children. Thank you, RCS for your wonderful contribution! ... See MoreSee Less
51 Emergency "AquaBoxes" delivered to Steung Meanchey via Cambodian Children's Fund for the families left homeless after a fire swept through the neighborhood on Sunday. Michael Wright and Sandy Kotan were on hand and can attest that this is Rotary in Action! A massive thank you to Rotary Club of Eltham and Aquabox Australia for providing the equipment free of charge to our Club. These are part of a consignment that arrived just a few weeks ago and were earmarked for the anticipated floods in a few months time. ... See MoreSee Less
Organization for Speech and Swallowing Therapy Cambodia (SSTC) provides ongoing clinical supervision to medical professionals, including doctors and nurses, at public hospitals in Phnom Penh, Cambodia...