Donors and their Projects
CAD could not operate without the support of international donors and is proud to have developed strong partnerships which include:
- Classroom of Hope (Australia)
- Future Sense Foundation (UK)
- Asia-Oceania Development Network (AODN)
- One Family (Australia)
- Smaller/Individual donors
Asia-Oceania Development Network (AODN)
Recycling and Mobile Library
In November 2015, CAD entered a 12 month partnership with Asia-Oceania Development Network AODN). AODN provided funding to supply recycling bins to 64 primary schools in Battambang province. In addition, they funded a mobile library to rotate 1600 Khmer fictional books between schools to encourage reading for pleasure. The money raised through recycling was used at the discretion of the School Directors to buy school materials or pay for whatever they identified as a priority need. Four of the schools were in a remote wetland area, and getting the bins and books to them was a bit of an adventure!
Here is Racky's story, in his own words.
Their living condition goes down day by day, not go up. And now Tonlesap Lake does not have much fish because of low water and there are a lot of illegal fishing from rich dealers. To visit 10 schools at Tonlesap River, the way is far, and it is made difficult by thick water-plants. Because the water is shallow we can take a truck from Battambang to go half way to BAKPRIA AREA and then we continue by getting on boat. It takes about 8 hours to make the trip. In both rainy and dry season the trip is very adventurous and dangerous because we have to go on a flooded-river and there is forest, snakes, thick water-plants in river, big windy water-wave across river. Sometimes the boat got stuck in the river, there were many mosquitoes and no guest-house or hotel so we found some floating-houses that run business by people there to sleep.
As for the water, it is so dirty and it smells fishy and muddy because many people makes fish-paste (khmer prohoc), and wash the fish with this water. People also raise crocodiles in the river or on the river bank and let dirty water from the crocodile farm go into the river/lake.
CAD has a good relationship with DoE, School Directors, local authorities and other departments so when we went to work at wet-land schools, DoE sent two senior officers to work with us. We had a meeting with commune council and SDs at schools to find what issues and problem faced them so that DoE could help.
While we delivered the recycling bin and books, the forest was on fire near school and a lot landmines from the civil war exploded, but luckily the children and teachers were not there. However, we were safe, secure and successful to do our visit there.It is a pleasure for CAD to implement ReBEL project that was funded by AODN. We received much new knowledge, ideas and experience for improvement to ensure effectiveness of project implementation
For more information about this project, contact CAD.
Photo – Recycling bin is delivered at the start of the pilot program.
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