AKC School Clean & Safe Drink Water Approach

Drinking water has become a scarce commodity in China and Southeast Asia. The poor suffer more than the rich, but they are learning to demand what is increasingly seen as a basic human right: access to clean drinking water.

Water at the pump can be contaminated with arsenic while at the tap it is often not trusted, and at the well it sometimes runs dry. Water supplies have become depleted, and pollution often contaminates the water table.

Nearly half the population of Cambodia does not have access to safe water and basic sanitation, a U.N. agency said Friday ahead of World Water Day, calling on the authorities to give greater attention to improving rural water supply in the impoverished country.

Some 6.3 million out of 14.9 million Cambodians are unable to access clean drinking water, most of them poor and living in rural areas, the United Nations children’s agency UNICEF said in a statement marking the Saturday event.
Improving the quality of rural water would help accelerate Cambodia’s social and economic development, it said, urging authorities to make greater commitments and investments to tackling the issue.
The lack of access to clean water leaves Cambodian children vulnerable to diseases such as diarrhea, which is the second leading cause of death among children under five, according to UNICEF.
Some 40 percent of primary schools and 35 percent of health centers in the country do not have access to safe water and sanitation. 

This is the report from Radio Free Asia back to 2014 !

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Angkor Kids Center, as a community and child care project has taken this area of clean drinking water and sanitation into a deep consideration. As of April 2014, we have succeeded to build a proper water pump well at our school. In February, 2015, we got the first gift from Rotary Club Thailand of a good quality water filter through our dear friend foundation of Take Care Kids, Italy based in Pattaya , Thailand. Seeing the importance of this gift, later in April 2015, Mr. Cristiano Volpe, the Take Care Kids Foundation member get another three bigger size of the water filter to properly serve all our class need.

Angkor Kids Center would like to thanks again Take Care Kids foundation for making this end happened to our school. We will invest the maximum use out of the them.

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Project Development Workshop

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To ensure that the constant development are carrying on, Samnang and the whole team of Angkor Kids Center have their regular meetings and workshop, in order to take a close look at the progress achieved and discuss project needs and upcoming challenges.

As of the 10th of May 2014, a workshop was held at the AKC school for full day discussing and the presenting the what have been done and the challenges. The meeting was also to reorganize and update the organization chart after some of the team have been reintegrated or moved for higher development.

During the afternoon, after the group lunch was biggest part of the day, they were discussing on how to make the center self-sufficiency. The idea which had been reached to the consensus is developing the Program of the Green Project which focusing on the Poultry Farm and The Vegetable Garden to be developed on the existing lemongrass garden.

 

As soon as the idea came out, a sketch of the garden and construction on the land was drawn by the team.

The their ultimate teamwork constructed the mini farm plan using the available stuff. Hereunder is their dream farm !

Help them success this dream idea again !