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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…

Meet with our initiative on TTT project

The Toothbrush Toothpaste and Training Project
The goal of this Toothbrush Toothpaste and Trainingproject (TTT) was to acquire 10,000 soft bristled tooth brushes and 2,000 tubes of fluoridated toothpaste at a total cost of approximately 1,200 USD.  Our data shows that in village preschools less than 30 % of the students have a toothbrush, and of that percentage, the majority of those children brush their teeth only once a day.

The overarching goal of The TTT Project is to improve oral hygiene practices and sugar reduction in diet. The raised money will go towards providing 10000 toothbrushes, 2500 tubes of fluoridated toothpaste and oral health education to children and village families living rural in Pursat. Sustainable Cambodia (SC) is committed to helping change what is accepted as normal oral health and improving the health of our people. Not only does the project provide preschool and school students with oral health tools and education, SC works rural with villages to provide who…