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!
Thanks to John Launder at the Stawell Rotary Club, Principal: Chan Thean of Sras Ta Em Elementary School in rural Prey Veng Province was able to kit out his library with over 300 books. They are suited and meant for the entire community to borrow and enjoy. Our club only facilitates the transaction to ensure full transparency for all parties. Big kudos to John and the Stawell Rotary for making this happen, and to James and the dedicated school employees who worked so hard for this conclusion! ... See MoreSee Less
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...
Another MEC outreach trip started today. The plan is to travel about 1400km through three Provinces. But with bridges like this to negotiate, who knows? We usually find 3 - 5 new MEC patients on these trips as well as counselling waverers and calling in on old patients to see how they are getting on. Please post a comment or message this page if you would like to know how you can support us. ... See MoreSee Less
130 families received mosquito nets at Kok Krosaing English School in Siem Reap at the weekend. They are for the poorest families of the students at school where there have been several cases of dengue fever over the last few weeks. This is one of our Club's ongoing programmes and has distributed over 2,000 nets over the last 18 months using funds donated by Amwell Rotary Club (in the UK), Rotary Club of Bendigo Strathdale (in Victoria, Australia) and our own fundraising efforts. ... See MoreSee Less
For the second time in 3 years, the Rotary Club of Phnom Penh has been featured in the Rotarian Magazine, all thanks to the persistence of Larry Chambers. It is in this month's edition at my.rotary.org/en/news-media/magazines/rotarian. Click the "What It's Like" link and scroll down to the final interview. It explains what led Larry to come to Cambodia, why he joined Rotary and the change that it's made to his life. Well worth reading, sharing and joining Rotary. ... See MoreSee Less
Rotarian Krystof joins the One-2-One Cambodia team on a dental care mission to the Krousar Thmey School in Battambang. Our Club is pleased to be donating $2000 towards the mission. Krousar Thmey Schools cater for the education of deaf &/or blind children. The mission will also run clinics at the Krousar Thmey Schools in Poipet and Siem Reap in the coming days. ... See MoreSee Less
We are pleased to confirm that Mr Pierre-André Romano, CEO of social enterprise ARTISANS ANGKOR has accepted to be our guest speaker this Friday 14 December 2018. His presentation will cover essential objectives such as sustainable development, social entrepreneurship, business inclusive models and corporate social responsibility and how those are implemented by ARTISANS ANGKOR. Please PM this page for more details as space is limited. ... See MoreSee Less