Sustainable Cambodia Water & Related Programs Report 2010
Empowering families and children to effect lasting change…… community by community www.sustainablecambodia.org SUSTAINABLE CAMBODIA Sustainable Cambodia & Sustainable Cambodia Australia Water & Related Programs Report for 2010With the help of many wonderful Rotarians, Rotary Clubs, wells & water sponsors and child sponsors in 2010 in both Sustainable Cambodia and Sustainable Cambodia Australia (SCA), there was continued progress on bringing clean water to Cambodian villages. We assisted families with the installation of 111 new wells in 2009-2010, 8 major community ponds, 230 family fishponds, 283 Biosand Filters, 200 latrines and dozens of Rooftop Rainwater Harvesting containers, benefitting in total more than 4,500 men, women and children. Wells provide year-round water for drinking and daily use for many village families. The new pump system is easy for families to maintain and much easier for the children to use!
Sustainable Cambodia & Sustainable Cambodia Australia 2010 Water & Related Projects Report Community Ponds provide water for irrigating gardens and livestock and can be stocked with fish to increase the village families’ access to high protein food. BioSand Filters provide year-round safe water. We are finding that one of the most significant outcomes of the community pondprojects is the impact on families from income earned for hand-digging the ponds. This earned income provides families with the means to pay for supplies, healthcare services, and food security and even to create small business opportunities. Not only are families engaged in co-creating a sustainable community asset, they are productive during the long dormant period between the rice harvest and the next rice planting. With locally earned income, families and their children do not migrate to distant farms for harvest work and their children can stay in school!Moreover, the practical skills of developing water catchment systems help communities to use local resources and to increase social awareness for sustainable development.
Sustainable Cambodia & Sustainable Cambodia Australia 2010 Water & Related Projects Report Water from Community Ponds provides much-needed irrigation for family vegetable gardens,especially during the 6 month drought season. Vegetables crops increase nutritional food supplies for the families. Extra produce can be sold at the market to increase family income.
Sustainable Cambodia & Sustainable Cambodia Australia 2010 Water & Related Projects ReportIn 2010 SC and SCA started a new project – Rooftop Rainwater Harvesting (RRH). The project, jointlyfunded by Rotary clubs and sponsors and donors from Australia and around the world, involves theproduction of large masonry storage tanks 3,000-4,000 liters in size. These tanks collect rainwaterfrom the rooftops of family homes during the rainy season, sufficient to provide a family withdrinking water through the dry season.The RRH tanks are prepared in Pursat town at SC’s main campus, and are then transported byseveral modes of transportation to the villages for installation.The installation includes a gutter and first flush system. The village families receive training inhygiene and safe water storage and handling.
Sustainable Cambodia & Sustainable Cambodia Australia 2010 Water & Related Projects ReportConstruction is a remarkable team accomplishment… but delivery is a community feat!
Sustainable Cambodia & Sustainable Cambodia Australia 2010 Water & Related Projects Report Empowering Village Families Through Community-Based OrganizationSustainable Cambodia helps the villages in which it works through a model it calls Community-Based Organization (CBO). The village CBO elects its leaders from among the village families.The community of Svay Artt has been involved in the SC CBO program since 2005, with various ofthe villages in the larger Svay Artt community entering the program from 2005-2007. Five villages intotal from the Svay Artt commune are now full participants. Via public election, four women and oneman have been elected, and these five CBO leaders, with support from the elected VillageDevelopment Committee in each village, guide and take responsibility for operating the community’sdevelopment programs, with technical support from SC staff.Svay Artt Community Projects - 2010 Beneficiaries Project # group Total Female Community Rice Bank 04 331 150 Self Help-Group 35 572 491 Micro-loan 22 450 357 Cow 60 families 320 169 Pig 143 families 548 300 Buffalo 6 families 26 14 Chicken 128 families 680 354 Duck 31 families 186 96 Community Pond 69 families 247 136 Family ponds 9 families 38 20 Families fish Pond 53 families 298 160Village Pass-OnAll the animals that were received by village families in 2010 in Svay Artt were contributions fromvillage families passing on the offspring of animals they had received in 2005-2009.
Sustainable Cambodia & Sustainable Cambodia Australia 2010 Water & Related Projects Report Village Empowerment: Community-Based OrganizationThrough Sustainable Cambodia’s Community-Based Organization (CBO) model, village families andelected CBO leaders from the villages are trained in facilitation skills, leadership, bookkeeping,planning, project monitoring and evaluation.The village families also take study visits to other villages to see how the CBO program is working inthose communities and to share ideas on management and project activities.Sustainable Agriculture & NutritionUsing the CBO model, the village families organize and work on various agriculture projects, withassistance from SC staff. In SC’s Kravanh district projects, for example, more than 30 self-help groups(SHG) have been established, with 450 families and 2,250 members, of whom 1,575 are women. Thesegroups have not only provided the labor for the projects, but have contributed approx $9,000 in 2010from their own money for the creation of rice banks, micro-business, child nutrition, water projectsand family ponds and gardens.
Sustainable Cambodia & Sustainable Cambodia Australia 2010 Water & Related Projects Report Education HighlightsSC and SCA’s education program expanded in 2010 into Community Outreach Education, areas itcould not reach without the wells and community ponds from the Water Program. The programtargets children in remote areas where the government has not yet built schools. The program worksin cooperation with the government’s education program. SC’s Community Outreach Educationproject now includes 9 community preschools, 9 community primary schools, adult literacy classes,school libraries and mobile community libraries. In 2010 Rotarians and private donors in WesternAustralia and around the world helped the villages build the Boeng Reusey Community School. Community Primary School in Boeng ReuseyBoeng Reusey is a small rural community in Thmey Village, Talo commune, Bakan district in whichmore than 40 students live, far from the government school. In 2010, SC and SCA worked with thevillage families to convert what was at one time a cattle shelter into community primary school.Our community outreach education staff (Mr. Chenda, Education Supervisor, Mr. Mon, aCommunity Outreach Education Manager and Mr. Bunnarith, an assistant manager) met with thevillagers and discussed their school. The families agreed to contribute what they could afford, somematerials such as wood, and principally labor. SCA agreed to help with things such as zinc, nails andadditional wood. The school now houses a very enthusiastic group of children, all of whom areexcited to be learning in this new facility.
Sustainable Cambodia & Sustainable Cambodia Australia 2010 Water & Related Projects Report Boeng Krachap & Boeng Thnort SchoolsBoeng Krachap and Boeng Thnort are two other examples of SC’s Community School program inaction. These schools were started in mid-2010, built by the villagers who have contributed their time,with SC’s assistance with materials and training. As soon as the roof was installed, even before thebuilding was completed, children began studying there on a daily basis. These Community PrimarySchools are modest, but are truly beautiful in the eyes of the village families who have worked tocreate them. The schools double as a space for village meetings.Boeng Krachap Primary School was assisted with funding by Sustainable Cambodia Australia andbuilt by the local villagers on the same self-help principle. The successful outcome of these primaryschool projects in Bakan province (which now number five) is attributed to the diligence and effort ofSC staff. They are integral to the highly successful outcome of these school self-help projects, and forthe training courses for the villagers. As soon as the roof was installed, even before the building wascompleted, children began studying there on a daily basis. These Community Primary Schools aremodest, but are truly beautiful in the eyes of the village families who have worked to create them.The schools double as a space for village meetings.
Sustainable Cambodia & Sustainable Cambodia Australia 2010 Water & Related Projects Report Art-Link Students Paint the WorldIt is essential in any education to be knowledgeable about the world’sdiversity, including its rich cultures, varied landscapes, and uniqueanimal life. Sustainable Cambodia is part of ArtLink, a worldwideprogram connecting students around the world through art.SC’s students decided to paint the world globe on a rain waterharvesting jar located next to the main SC office. Vicheka Youm,Sopheaktra Chhim and Ken Nishiguchi, a volunteer from Japan withan art background, facilitated the design and building process of theartwork. The globe has images of 21 world heritage sites and dozensof wild animals in their respective habitats. Creating a piece on Art-link class such a large scale requires careful planning and measuring. The longitudes and latitudes were drawn first to serve as guidelines to forming each continent to scale. Students then practiced drawing each continent on paper before painting on the harvesting jar.Students begin painting area of land whilePheaktra, sitting on top of the globe, draws contours of northern Europe.After a month of work, the finished globe will be used as a toolto teach students world geography and history. As graduates and volunteers leave to various places around the world, the globe will be a reminder of this group’s effort and determination. Hopefully its presence will inspire younger students to explore their creative side and continue to contribute to S.C.’s educational resources available outside of the classroom.
Sustainable Cambodia & Sustainable Cambodia Australia 2010 Water & Related Projects ReportMission StatementTo help the Cambodian villages in which we work become self-sustaining communities where peoplewant to live, with healthy water and facilities, good food, health care and education for the residents,where there is environmental and social responsibility, and employment that allows them to sustainand continually improve their quality of life.Vision StatementTo create a model which is so successful in creating self-sufficiency and quality of life that the villagefamilies will assist Sustainable Cambodia in spreading the model to neighboring communities.Empowerment & Pass-OnWe are not an "aid" organization: We work with the village families through a participatoryempowerment model, providing resources, assistance, training and education. The families do thehard work, empowering them to revitalize their community and economy. In return for our help, thefamilies commit to passing on the gift by helping other families and communities. --- Community Development Programs --- Food Security Water, Health & Sanitation Income Generation Alternative Crops Wells Sewing & Fair Trade Animal Pass-On Community Ponds Beekeeping Community Rice Banks BioSand (BSF) Filters Cash Crops Fish Ponds Irrigation & Pumps Enterprise Micro-Loans Vegetable Gardens Latrines Self-Help Groups Fruit Trees Village Health --- Education Programs --- Child Education Adult Education Grade Schools Land-Law Training Village Preschools Empowerment Trainings Student Scholarships Village Organization Training Preschool Food Supplement Adult Literacy University Scholarships Mobile Libraries
Sustainable Cambodia & Sustainable Cambodia Australia 2010 Water & Related Projects Report --- Financial Overview ---Sustainable Cambodia is funded by child sponsors, contributors, co-founders and sustainingsponsors from around the world, and through Rotarian sponsors and Rotary clubs from around theworld, and through grants from Rotary and other foundations. By our founding principles, onlynative Cambodians may be employed as paid staff. All non-Cambodians, including Board membersand officers, are 100% volunteer, and pay their own travel or related expenses. By training andempowering Cambodians to help Cambodians, we obtain tremendous leveraging of our financialresources. 3-Yr Avg Fundraising 2007 2008 2009 & Admin % Contributions $238,350 $281,269 $348,620 Administrative & Fundraising $3,900 $6,702 $4,202 >>> 1.7% Direct Program Funding $256,043 $257,680 $329,686 -- Sustainable Cambodia, Sustainable Cambodia & Rotary -- While Sustainable Cambodia is an independent nonprofit organization, active Rotarians are key founders and make up a majority of Sustainable Cambodia’s Board of Directors. The Rotary Club of Gainesville, Florida was a founding organization. Sustainable Cambodia Australia is a Coordinating committee of senior Rotarians from District 9465 and 9455 in Western Australia with strong affiliations to District 9640 in Northern NSW and Southern Queensland , the Rotary Club of Lismore West in particular. Sustainable Cambodia and SCA purposefully align their values with those ofRotary International, including RI’s ideals of empowerment, peace through understanding, worldservice and community service. We apply Rotary’s effective “Four-Way Test” to ethical issues.Rotary clubs and districts that are now active joint partners in SC include: Rotary Club of Gainesville, FL Rotary Club of Calgary, Canada Rotary Club of Calgary Centennial, Canada Rotary Club of Locust Valley, NY Rotary Club of Salt Lake City, Utah Rotary Club of Poi Beach, Hawaii and in Sustainable Cambodia Australia include: Rotary Club of Rossmoyne Perth WA Rotary Club of Belmont Perth WA Rotary Club of Willetton Perth WA Rotary Club of Mill Point Perth WA Rotary Club of Kenwick Perth Rotary Club of Southern Districts Perth WA Rotary Club of Cannington Perth WA Rotary Club of Pinjarra WA Rotary Club of Kalgoorlie WA Rotary Club of Quairading Rotary Club of Wanneroo Perth WA Rotary Club of Corrigin WA Rotary Club of Kalamunda WA Rotary Club of Mundaring WA Rotary Club of Welshpool WA Rotary Club of Lismore West NSW Rotary Club of Goonellabah NSW Rotary Club of Summerland Sunrise NSW Rotary Club of Caussade Mid-Quercy France
Sustainable Cambodia & Sustainable Cambodia Australia 2010 Water & Related Projects Report --- Organizational ---SC is a U.S. 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, registered with the State of Florida, the U.S. InternalRevenue Service and the Nation of Cambodia. We are audited by independent Certified PublicAccountants in the U.S., and our IRS Form 990 tax returns and past audits are available online at ourwebsite at www.sustainablecambodia.org. International Offices Pursat Offices 101 SE 2nd Place Suite 201-A #034A, National Road 5 Gainesville, FL 32601 Sampov Meas District United States Pursat Province, CambodiaSustainable Cambodia Australia (SCA) is a Coordinating Committee made up of senior Rotariansfrom Districts 9465 and 9455 in Western Australia.All cheque donations should be made out to:-“Rotary Australia World Community Service Project 39 Cambodia 2008-9”Postal Address: - P.O.BOX 3200 SHELLEY Western Australia 6148Email: - Australia@sustainablecambodia .orgWebpage link www.sustainablecambodia.org/australia