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Develop a poor village of 1300 people in Cambodia

by Kamboo Project
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Develop a poor village of 1300 people in Cambodia
Develop a poor village of 1300 people in Cambodia
Develop a poor village of 1300 people in Cambodia
Develop a poor village of 1300 people in Cambodia
Develop a poor village of 1300 people in Cambodia
Develop a poor village of 1300 people in Cambodia
Develop a poor village of 1300 people in Cambodia
Develop a poor village of 1300 people in Cambodia
Develop a poor village of 1300 people in Cambodia
Develop a poor village of 1300 people in Cambodia
Develop a poor village of 1300 people in Cambodia
Develop a poor village of 1300 people in Cambodia
Develop a poor village of 1300 people in Cambodia
Develop a poor village of 1300 people in Cambodia
Develop a poor village of 1300 people in Cambodia
Develop a poor village of 1300 people in Cambodia
Develop a poor village of 1300 people in Cambodia

Summary

Kouk Srok is one of the poorest communities in the Prasat Bakong District in Cambodia with 1300 inhabitants. Initially, we help to fund and erect toilets, houses and schools, but the main focus is on training the locals with our own Khmer staff, who orginially had a disadvantaged background themselves. Hygiene training, English training for teachers, sanitary training for mothers, repair training for villagers or community initiatives are examplary works to improve community life.

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Challenge

Kouk Srok is one of the poorest communities in Cambodia based on available data for illiteracy rates, hygiene, school attendance and economic activity. Therefore, the current 1300 inhabitants are in desperate need of housing, education, sanitary facilities as well as trainings for hygiene and on how to maintain the erected facilities.

Solution

There was no lack of attempts by foreign NGOs to help progress this area. We have chosen a different approach which we call 'seeding'. We lift three to four people out of poverty and then train them as coaches to help their neighbours . A lot of our work is monitoring, revisiting, correcting, advising and training the people until they can help themselves. Our staff is mission critical and UAC invests in its people's qualification. This way, we hope to bring sustainable progress to Kouk Srok.

Long-Term Impact

By using mentioned approaches, the illiteracy rate should be moved from >50% to 0% among the 1300 inhabitants of Kouk Srok. Moreover, school attendance of primary school students should be moved up to 100% and a better chance for secondary school education needs to be given. The final goal of UAC working in this community is to establish a village life that is based on communal self-assembly.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.united-asia-charity.org
Video of UAC Community Development Programme
Annual Report 2016 (see page 16)
Example for a typical sanitary project
Example of education effort

Organization Information

Kamboo Project

Location: Zurich - Switzerland
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Project Leader:
Thomas Gilbert
Unterengstringen, Switzerland

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