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.
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