Insight into Cambodia project

Christine Owen visited Cambodia in January 2020

A Woy Woy club enjoyed a presentation recently on a sustainability project to help support families in rural Cambodia.

The Rotary Club of Woy Woy was visited by guest speaker Christine Owen at the January 12 meeting.

Owen visited the project in Cambodia in February 2020 and spent 10 days helping families learn about safe water and sanitation, sustainable incomes, healthy food and education.

The project helps villages build schools, install wells, learn about alternative agriculture and begin to manage community projects.

Woy Woy Rotary President Joan Redmond thanked Owen for sharing her experience.

“Christine showed us a fascinating insight into Cambodia, as they did some touring prior to starting work on the project,” Redmond said.

“[It’s] good to see people working together to build better lives.”

The Sustainable Cambodia program has been running for 16 years and operates over a three-five-year commitment.

The project must be sustainable and raise funds.

Guided by Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Pursat, Owen said she experienced the impact of Rotary projects in the remote villages as well as visiting the tourist sites.

She visited places such as, Angkor Watt, Apopo, where trained rats on leads assist with land mine detection.

Owen told of how the schools provide lunches for the children, which is a drawcard for them to go to school.

Newsletter, Jan 19
Rotary Club of Woy Woy President, Joan Redmond