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!
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