About Po village

Owing to the remoteness of Po Village and the high incidence of natural disasters, government investment in the area is weak. Social problems include increasing population, food prices, water access, lack of medical treatment, poor ante natal care and impaired child development. The children of poor rural families live without education, food security, disease prevention, clean water, hygienic clothes, medical assistance and family reconciliation. Moreover, families cannot afford to send their children to school due to the lack of transportation and the remoteness of schools. Also, some families who value education have to ask their children to stop studying and contribute to the family income by contributing to domestic labour, animal raising, garbage collection, soil digging, rice, crop planting or other unskilled employment. Children who have been orphaned as a result of HIV, disease, accident or other cause of death face a bleak future in Cambodia unless they have access to a NGO that provides full care or are adopted into a family. Some children are at risk of becoming victims of human trafficking, sexual abuse, prostitution and exploitation at the hands of pimps and paedophiles.

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Cambodia’s history is one of civil war, genocide and political disruption. Currently, after years of conflict Cambodia is now a developing country and GDP is slowly increasing. However, the gap between the rich and the poor is also increasing, and much international assistance to Cambodia does not always reach intended targets.

In Cambodia, most of the population (85%) are involved in rural agriculture. Weak infrastructure and poor investment in agriculture and rural development has mean that many of these people are still struggling to reach an income of US$1 per day.

As a result, many migrate to the cities to find work. However, there are also many difficulties faced in the cities because education levels and skills are too low. Migration to the cities for work can cause families to be split up and this creates further social difficulties.

Employment is very competitive and obtaining employment in either the new, small private sector or the public sector is very difficult and poorly paid. Healthcare is meant to be free, however, in reality, it is extremely expensive and many families find themselves unable to afford basic medical treatment which further compounds their social disadvantage.

Cambodian society still reels from the trauma of war and there is a high level of inter- generational post-traumatic stress, mental illness, alcoholism and domestic violence in society. These are just some of the myriad of wide spread social problems that impacts peoples’ lives. The rural and remote areas in Cambodia have a high incidence of poverty, poor health and child malnutrition.

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Our new computer room

We have completed the Concrete Classroom in October 2015! We can now ensure that the CHD school can be operated independently and continuously with a concrete structure that can stand the weather. Our old school room was on the ground, covered by a roof (no door, windows, or walls). During the rainy season, it is sometimes impossible to run classes because the building cannot stand the rain.

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The New Classroom Project

We have completed the Concrete Classroom in October 2015! We can now ensure that the CHD school can be operated independently and continuously with a concrete structure that can stand the weather. Our old school room was on the ground, covered by a roof (no door, windows, or walls). During the rainy season, it is sometimes impossible to run classes because the building cannot stand the rain.

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The Library Project

We are happy to announce that the new library was completed in October 2016! We now have a place for the children to read and play games. Volunteers have brought books for the kids in the past, so we now have a location to store them. Any book is welcome, but stories in English and/or Khmer are preferred. Monetary donations as well as books, shelves, etc. are welcome.

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