|The Buddhist library supports our partner organisation, Buddhist Library Cambodia Project ("Project Cambodia" in short), a registered charity with the Cambodia Ministry of Interior since 2007. The aim is to provide assistance to communities in need in Cambodia through various development projects. We hope that in the long run we would also be able to also offer support to other communities all over Asia.
Cambodia is a Buddhist country whose kind and gentle people have experienced great suffering and hardship in recent years. In order to provide some of the basic needs of the school children, Project Cambodia works on providing drinking water, dental and education facilities, mostly for the schools in remote areas of Kampot, Kompong Speu and Takeo provinces. Unlike many charities where donations can be gobbled up in administration costs, 100% of donations for Project Cambodia go directly to the actual projects.
This is by far Project Cambodia’s main focus, providing clean drinking water to villages. Children in these villages used to share well water with farm animals and the project funds the building of concrete water tanks in various parts of Cambodia.
|A student fills the water bucket from the rain water tank||
In 2008, our 1006th water tank was ceremonially opened by the Ambassador of Australia to Cambodia
By the end of August 2015, we had built over 7745 concrete water tanks. We add 100 -150 tanks a month depending on donations
All our schools have buckets in every class room. Two students are appointed as monitors to keep the buckets full.
Many Cambodian children miss out on government schooling. Project Cambodia project sets up and administers schools and educational classes, providing non-formal education in the form of skills to help Cambodian children find employment in the growing economy. Classes include computer skills, English language and sewing.
|We set up well equipped computer classes in Takeo and Kampong Speu provinces where expenses on teacher salaries are met by the Buddhist library’s Cambodia project.||Their dearest wish is to learn to read and write. For the first time, these kids in our non-formal class were given picture books and a teacher to learn Khmer.||Imagine the delight of this new Khmer class to have coloured picture books in Khmer. They are taught for 4 hours a day.||Students of non formal classes learning to read a newspaper.|
Project Cambodia has a committed team of dentists, volunteer dentists and dental assistants who offer dental treatment to patients in various areas in Cambodia. This includes a mobile clinic to access to more rural areas of Cambodia.
|We have a dental clinic in Kampot and in Kompong Speu province treating over 1000 children a month.Our mobile clinic shown reaches out to outlying schools for kids with dental problems.|
To view the latest news and progress on Project Cambodia, click here.
We welcome donations to Project Cambodia.