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Journeys in Cambodia      Chad Carson
Cambodian history• Khmer empire dominated SE Asia  • Angkor: 1 million people in 700 AD• A country squeezed by outsiders  ...
Life in Cambodia today• 14 million people• 80% live in rural areas• 50% under age 21• 25% earn under $1/day• 50% of childr...
OUR SCHOOLS
• In the long run, no investment in poor  countries gets more bang for the buck than  educating girls.• Literate girls hav...
• The population lacks education and productive  skills, particularly in the poverty-ridden  countryside, which suffers fr...
JOURNEYS WITHIN OUR COMMUNITY            (NGO)
GREEN GECKO PROJECT
CONSERVATION INTERNATIONAL:        TONLE SAP
Tonle Sap• Expands 5X in wet season• Provides 60% of Cambodia’s protein• About 95% of surrounding forest has been lost
What we’ve learned•• Giving a man a fish = good• Teaching a man to fish = better• Sustaining the pond = best
AUKUN TOM TOM!(THANK     YOU VERY MUCH!)
IfCon0.1: Journeys in Cambodia - Chad Carson
IfCon0.1: Journeys in Cambodia - Chad Carson
IfCon0.1: Journeys in Cambodia - Chad Carson
IfCon0.1: Journeys in Cambodia - Chad Carson
IfCon0.1: Journeys in Cambodia - Chad Carson
IfCon0.1: Journeys in Cambodia - Chad Carson
IfCon0.1: Journeys in Cambodia - Chad Carson
IfCon0.1: Journeys in Cambodia - Chad Carson
IfCon0.1: Journeys in Cambodia - Chad Carson
IfCon0.1: Journeys in Cambodia - Chad Carson
IfCon0.1: Journeys in Cambodia - Chad Carson
IfCon0.1: Journeys in Cambodia - Chad Carson
IfCon0.1: Journeys in Cambodia - Chad Carson
IfCon0.1: Journeys in Cambodia - Chad Carson
IfCon0.1: Journeys in Cambodia - Chad Carson
IfCon0.1: Journeys in Cambodia - Chad Carson
IfCon0.1: Journeys in Cambodia - Chad Carson
IfCon0.1: Journeys in Cambodia - Chad Carson
IfCon0.1: Journeys in Cambodia - Chad Carson
IfCon0.1: Journeys in Cambodia - Chad Carson
IfCon0.1: Journeys in Cambodia - Chad Carson
IfCon0.1: Journeys in Cambodia - Chad Carson
IfCon0.1: Journeys in Cambodia - Chad Carson
IfCon0.1: Journeys in Cambodia - Chad Carson
IfCon0.1: Journeys in Cambodia - Chad Carson
IfCon0.1: Journeys in Cambodia - Chad Carson
IfCon0.1: Journeys in Cambodia - Chad Carson
IfCon0.1: Journeys in Cambodia - Chad Carson
IfCon0.1: Journeys in Cambodia - Chad Carson
IfCon0.1: Journeys in Cambodia - Chad Carson
IfCon0.1: Journeys in Cambodia - Chad Carson
IfCon0.1: Journeys in Cambodia - Chad Carson
IfCon0.1: Journeys in Cambodia - Chad Carson
IfCon0.1: Journeys in Cambodia - Chad Carson
IfCon0.1: Journeys in Cambodia - Chad Carson
IfCon0.1: Journeys in Cambodia - Chad Carson
IfCon0.1: Journeys in Cambodia - Chad Carson
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  1. 1. Journeys in Cambodia Chad Carson
  2. 2. Cambodian history• Khmer empire dominated SE Asia • Angkor: 1 million people in 700 AD• A country squeezed by outsiders • Thailand, Vietnam, France, US, Soviet Union• Khmer Rouge • Killed 1 million people • Exterminated anything urban or Western: money, medicine, books, people wearing glasses
  3. 3. Life in Cambodia today• 14 million people• 80% live in rural areas• 50% under age 21• 25% earn under $1/day• 50% of children “economically active”
  4. 4. OUR SCHOOLS
  5. 5. • In the long run, no investment in poor countries gets more bang for the buck than educating girls.• Literate girls have fewer children, care for their children better, and are much better able to earn a decent living. • Nicholas Kristof
  6. 6. • The population lacks education and productive skills, particularly in the poverty-ridden countryside, which suffers from an almost total lack of basic infrastructure. • CIA World Factbook
  7. 7. JOURNEYS WITHIN OUR COMMUNITY (NGO)
  8. 8. GREEN GECKO PROJECT
  9. 9. CONSERVATION INTERNATIONAL: TONLE SAP
  10. 10. Tonle Sap• Expands 5X in wet season• Provides 60% of Cambodia’s protein• About 95% of surrounding forest has been lost
  11. 11. What we’ve learned•• Giving a man a fish = good• Teaching a man to fish = better• Sustaining the pond = best
  12. 12. AUKUN TOM TOM!(THANK YOU VERY MUCH!)

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