Showing posts from July, 2015

Crowd-funding campaign

Sustainable Cambodia now has a CauseVox campaign

After many years of steady growth, the sponsorships and grants that kept SC alive have significantly dropped this past year. As part of a new initiative, our onsite volunteer team has now set up a crowd funding campaign through CauseVox. Now ANYONE can easily create his or her own personal campaign on behalf of SC. 
Crowdfunding is not a new concept – after all, soliciting funds from large groups of people is exactly what nonprofits and political campaigns have done for decades! However, the Internet has dramatically altered the ability of non-profit organizations like Sustainable Cambodia to reach out to its vast network of supporters. Websites like CauseVox provide a unique platform for non-profits to showcase specific projects or causes and accept donations. 

The funding quandary
Right from its inception, Sustainable Cambodia has always been funded by multiple sources. While the individual proportions have varied over time, broadly s…

Spreading smiles – on a Tuk Tuk

Tuk Tuk Theatre visits rural Cambodian villages

Children in rural Cambodian villages start helping their parents in their farms from a very young age and rarely ever get to experience much of a childhood. Most of the efforts and funding in Cambodia are typically focused (and rightfully so) on education and health. And so a team of SC volunteers decided to pool their resources and launched Tuk Tuk Theatre. 

Most villages in rural Cambodia are quite remote, with a vast majority of them still lacking electrical power. Children growing up in these villages rarely ever venture out too far from their place of birth, much less travel to urban centers like Phnom Penh or Siem Reap. A few may attend the local school and learn about the world outside of Cambodia, but the stark reality of their lives is that they will be unlikely to ever visit any of these places.

Edutainment – A different approach

A few months ago, a group of 7 SC volunteers decided to come together and pooled their resources to l…

Youthlinc supports SC projects

This past month, Youthlinc again sent students and mentors to visit our Cambodia projects. Youthlinc is nonprofit organization dedicated to creating lifetime humanitarians by offering students and mentors local and international service experiences. Rotary clubs and Rotarians are engaged in helping Youthlinc with this program. This year we had a group of 43 students plus mentors - who came to help with some major projects.

We are grateful for all our supporters around the world, including you, and Youthlinc, and the many Rotarians who are working through Sustainable Cambodia and Sustainable Cambodia Australia to help village families and children. With everyone's help, nearly 400 wells are providing safe water, more than 4,500 students are currently enrolled in our schools, and nearly 25,000 Cambodians have been able to change their lives for the better. None of this would be happening without supporters like you!

This year the Youthlinc team spent 11 days in Cambodia. The project…