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A Day Life a Village Family with no Electric Power
Today we have a great opportunity in order to honor our supporter Rob, who is from the Rotary Club of Esperance Bay. We would like to express our gratitude to him for donating a solar panel and battery to a village family who is so much in need. There are hydroelectric services available, but few in our target area can afford the fees. Families currently spend one dollar for a recharged battery that lasts 3-4 days with lights only. There is still so much need in Pursat, not only in the city but also in the rural areas.Sustainable Cambodia works with village families from poor backgrounds by empowering families and children to effect lasting change, community by community, and improving the quality of lives. 

We finally selected a recipient for a solar panel installation and would like to share a story with you. The recipient is a village family that has no electricity.  Can you imagine how much challenge you would face with no electrici…

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The Book Worm Club is New to Cambodian Students
We recently launched a new reading program called 'Book Worms'. Currently it reaches 120 of our younger students at our Silvia Lasky Memorial, Kandieng school and Kravanh Bright Future Center.

The program goes further than just reading books... It makes learning fun with activities based on the book they are reading. The aim is to develop and improve English reading, speaking and pronunciation skills using the many books that were donated by previous volunteers and supporters. We hope to expand the reading club to our students in Kravanh Bright Future Center, too.

Reading is so important for a child's development. The Book Worm club introduces other cultures, traditions, hobbies and comedy while opening minds and the imagination.

Our mission: To promote the "habit" of reading - developing a natural reading skill, learning new vocabulary, phrases and sentences.To provide support to students who have difficu…

Donors of the Week

We all are so inspired and so proud to have such wonderful supporters like Erika and John Deveson who have been helping us further Sustainable Cambodia's mission for quite a while.

During this wonderful holiday season, we want to honor them for their amazing support to our organization. Our work would not be possible without the help of them.

Why did you first give to Sustainable Cambodia (SC)? The reason we joined Sustainable Cambodia was after having a wonderful holiday in Cambodia. We met so many lovely Cambodian people and learnt how they were desperate for some sort of help. After looking on the internet at many sponsorship programs we found SC and liked what we found.

What interests you most about SC's ? Why? We like SC especially because our donations go to the families either for schooling or home life. The money for schooling enables children with potential to receive extra education and the money for home life helps the family financially to be able to give their child…

Let's Meet Our Little Girls with Book Donation

Last year Katy (aged 7) and Ava (aged 7) from the UK, generously donated a selection of their books from home for our libraries at Sustainable Cambodia. When the new books arrived our students were so happy, they excitedly turned the pages admiring the beautiful illustrations and proudly attempted to read out loud and practice their English; there were many stories and characters they had not come across before!

Many of our students use the library every day and often borrow books to read at home. The books we have received over the years have provided a wonderful opportunity for our students to read fun stories, expand their knowledge, increase their understanding and develop their vocabulary. Having access to such a wide range of literature means they are learning so much more in addition to state school and aspire to go on to study at university.

One of our students CHANN Sreynuch said "I am so happy to have access to the library where I can read lots of books when I study at Su…

Youthlinc Services Built a Sustainable Community You Can Be Proud Of

We are grateful toYouthlinc International Servicefor the model, and for the possibility to replicate their model atSustainable Cambodia. This year, the Youthlinc team worked in Oroka village with its villagers and the help of SC's staff. Along with all the projects they finished, they also built deep relationships that will last a lifetime. 

The team successfully finished the project, they also visited Angkor War, which regarded one of the most treasured religious sites all over the world. Plus, the Cultural Exchange Committee worked on the following to augment their powerful cultural experience such as: Opening and closing ceremonies in which the team sung two songs "Lean On Me" and "We Are Going To be Friend" and officially cut ribbon which they authorized the students to use.
Participated in cultural conversation and home visits, where team members visited the homes of Cambodian villagers to learn more about how families survived the Khmer Rouge and their daily…

How SC is helping Cambodia get access to clean water

One of our highest priorities is to give access to clean water to families living in rural Cambodia because access to a steady source of clean water is a main priority for developing the communities. In many places around the country water is scarce, even more during the dry season. That means that people have to walk many kilometres in order to get some buckets filled with water. This is keeping kids out of school and men and women away from the possibility of earning some money to support their family. But the problem is that the water collected is not safe drinking water... it is dirty water which makes this people sick and kids are the ones who suffer the most.

What is SC doing with the help received by supporters from all over the world? 

First we identify the villages that need more urgent help and we will create a Community Development Committee (CDC). SC staff members organize a community wide meeting to introduce themselves and the water programs they wish to implement. Afterwa…

A day in the life of Rin Ruon

On International Women's Day we want to share with you how is a day in the life of Rin Ruon, a 34 years old woman who lives in a small village in rural Cambodia.

Rin Ruon wakes up very early and goes for a walk. Not a leisure one, but a 3 kilometers walk across the jungle to get water. She will take one or two buckets and fill them with dirty water from the river. She will carry 30 liters of water back home trying not to spill any water on the way. 

Back in her house she has to look after her 4 children while cooking Nom Krouch (Khmer sweets) to sell in the village. She will go again to collect water as she needs it for most of the tasks she will take during the rest of the day. With the water she gets in the morning she will cook rice for breakfast, and use the left over water to wash the dishes and pots and further cleaning. If there is still water left, she will water the plants but usually that is not the case, so she will go out again to collect more water.

She will spend some h…