We are a grass-roots, volunteer-based, Rotary-supported not-for-profit organization working with the residents of rural Cambodian villages to help them achieve sustainability and self-sufficiency through wells, irrigation systems, schools, training and empowerment.
Remember discovering computers for the very first time?
Thank you for helping to make a huge difference in the lives of Cambodian children and their families!
This month we installed a new computer lab for our rural students to learn computer skills. For most of them, this is the first time they have ever seen or used a computer!
Students learning to type with SC staff member Sin Soy
Learning with Technology
One of our wonderful supporters is Roland from Neuss, Germany. Roland, with his team at Kleine Hilfsaktion e.V. (a non-profit organization), helped raise enough money to provide ten computers to the students in our rural education program. The direct result: Hundreds of students are now able to learn invaluable (and exciting) computer skills!
Students learn with an international volunteer
Our new computer classroom
The computer program lets our students develop valuable research skills at a young age. For the first time, they have access to an abundance of quality information. The skills they learn give them renewed confidence, and help them to realize they are an active part of the broader world.
Our students can now do online research & e-learning
Both students and teachers have access to an expanse of material. They are guided to rich, information-filled, credible websites with a variety of topics. And students learn that there are many opinions in the world, opening them to consider opinions and perspectives.
Online e-learning is now an equally credible option: Face-to-face interaction is huge, especially in the younger years, but some students work better when they can go at their own pace. Online education is now accredited and has changed the way we view education.
The young man in the middle here is Kinh Sam Rithy. He says, "Hello, everyone! I am student studying in grade 12 in the state school and I am also studying English and computer skills at SC's Kandieng School. I live in Stoeng village. I feel very happy that I can study computer skills here because it is very important for my education and my future. It's my first time! I love it so much! Thank you."
The young woman here is Chariya Orn. She says, "Hello! I am studying in the 12th grade this year, and I am 18 years old. I live in Kandieng village, and I am studying in SC school, too. I feel very happy to study computer skills because it's necessary for me now and in the future. In addition, I can get new knowledge and experience from this first computer class. Thank you, all our supporters."
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…
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…
400 Kilometers… 5 Days of Running… 2
Men… 1 Goal!Our Volunteers Are Helping Sustainable
Cambodia Raise Awareness and Funds A Special Message from Sustainable
Cambodia Volunteer Martin Benda - Hello
Sustainable Cambodia family! Well, after two years, I am back… and planning yet
another charity challenge! Some of you may remember that back in 2014 I decided to help
raise awareness and funds by cycling
2000km from Singapore to Bangkok (newsletter download will start by
It was a great success! We raised funds whereby multiple projects were launched
to improve school libraries, build school sheds and help poor families become
more self-sufficient. My theme for that run was “Enable The Future Stars of Cambodia”.
My original inspiration for that run
came from these powerful statistics: Between 2008 and 2012, pre-primary
school participation was only 13.3%, and this percentage is as low as 1.5% in
remote areas.Just 1.6% of Cambodia's GDP is spent on