A LITTLE ABOUT THE CHALLENGES FACED BY THE PROJECT AND THE ACHIEVEMENTS MADE BY THE PROJECT AND VOLUNTEERS COMBINED:
There is a big need for the construction work in this region, especially for schools as there are more and more students wanting to attend school and not enough schools to cater for all of them. At time of writing, there are about 200 children on the waiting list as there are not enough classrooms for them.
Our Goals: To build some new classrooms that will hopefully be able to take in all those children who can't be educated at the moment due to lack of space. Also, to provide other facilities in the school area for the children and the locals that will be of benefit to them.
Some of the Achievements: So far 12 classrooms have been built since the school was established in 2013. This would not have been possible without the help of volunteers!
Also, Volunteers and partner organisations have been able to make donations like stationery and furniture which has helped to equip the new classrooms.
Once known as the Khmer empire, Cambodia is perhaps best known for its monumental temples, especially that of Angkor Wat - finalist in the election of the new 7 wonders of the world in 2006. It is without doubt a country of incredible beauty, scattered with these temples, fertile rice fields and a rich and interesting history. For this reason it is unsurprising that Cambodia has taken a firm place on the tourist map. Having been a protectorate of France for almost 100 years, the country gained its independence in 1953. Following this however, Cambodia experienced years of civil war, turmoil and political corruption, as well as suffering from its involvement in the Vietnam war.
Despite this dark history, Cambodia really is an extraordinary country and the people here are known for their friendliness and their smiles.
Cambodia has monsoon climate with temperatures ranging from 21°C - 35°C (The average year-round temperature is 27.7°C). Its monsoon season spans from May - October, whilst dry season lasts from November to December . Dry season is the most popular time to visit however rainy season can be incredibly beautiful in Cambodia due to the richer colours that it causes. The rain also can help to make temperatures more pleasant. Post-monsoon season is also a favourite time to visit because of the stunning green countryside.
Whilst temperatures don't vary hugely, during the winter the northern parts of the country can be colder.
Buddhism is an important aspect of Khmer cultural and is practiced by 95% of the Cambodian population.
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