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 !

Water Filter 3

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.

Be inspired, why not make a try ! Discuss with us to help us without leaving your Styles !

Hygiene Project Accomplishment

Bathroom ConstructionKids using new well

AKC believe that one of the best ways in developing the kids/adults to grow physically and mentally healthy is the care of Hygiene.

AKC has set up its programs which includes the education of how to be healthy to all the stakeholders and beneficiary group through the three daily care life practice, Live Well, Eat Well, and Drink Well. Since school is the field of model, the poor or lack of infrastructures would never be a good influencing to educate them.

AKC has almost everything in place such as the proper classrooms, the playground area and tools, and the library room, but it could never happen to be proper school without a proper toilet and the water pump well.

Thanks to Help4Cambodia, a German Foundation  for working wisely to bring AKC with many development areas; ones of those are a Concrete Well Constructed Bathroom Building with two toilets and a Standard Concrete Water Pump Well, built next to the existing 4-room school building.

There are many more things to develop, please contact us to if you wish to leave a great memory with AKC community project !