On March 27th 2013, the Embassy of Japan under the KUSANONE grant has awarded a US$ 91,121 grant to CRDT to contribute to the rural development of Sambo District in Kratie Province. This project is to (i) construct small-scale water treatment facility and to install 3,000m of water distribution pipes at Koh Pdao village, and (ii) construct an agricultural water distribution facility, two water tanks (5,000 liters each) and 1,200m of canals at Sampin village, Kampong Cham Commune, Sambo District, Kratie Province.
Please find the press release from the Japan Embassy Here
From March 18th to March 22th, CRDT had a field trip between Stung Treng and Kratie provinces with one of its donor CEPF, to show the progresses of our “Sustainable Development to Support Wise Use and Conservation of the Wetland Ramsar Site in Stung Treng, Cambodia” project.
We had the opportunity both to learn more about the activities of our partners WWF, the WorldFish Center, Birdlife International, International Rivers, CED and to be able to show to our donors the improvements our beneficiaries were able to achieve.
This week allowed us to highlight important issues Cambodia as well as the Mekong River are facing, like the future building of dams on the Mekong that could impact the livelihoods of the Cambodian population as well as the environment (with a decrease in the amount of fishes available) or the illegal activities arming the environment (illegal fishing and logging).
During this trip we had the chance to witness endangered animals that our partner organizations are trying to help and protect like gibbons, Ibis birds and Asian Softshell Turtles, and we went in CRDT and CED beneficiaries’ villages to acknowledge all the improvements happening for the population. CRDT is working on a day-to-day basis to help both the population alleviate from poverty and conserve the environment for the future generation.
We would like to thank our donors CEPF, The Mac Arthur Foundation and the Government of Japan for allowing us to conduct such an important project on the Mekong and we hope to continue this successful partnership in the coming years.
By Coline Ganz, Fundraising and Communication Coordinator
CRDT Operations Manager Mr. Hean Pheap went to Colorado in the USA from October 25th to November 4th 2012 to attend a conference on Global Solutions.
This conference was organized under the lead of the organization Students Shoulder to Shoulder (SStS). SStS mission is to inspire high school students to engage in responsible global citizenship through on-line study, full immersion service programs, and public presentation. They have been collaborating with CRDT since 2011 on various programs. Last year they sent a group of students to Cambodia, to allow the pupils to discover CRDT work and the Cambodian culture as well as learning more about the issues faced by Cambodians by supporting the communities.
This year our Operations Manager was invited to join on a one-week conference on Global Solutions, in Colorado. This trip allowed him to present to various audiences the Cambodian culture and the work CRDT is doing on the field to help the communities. During the week, he attended conferences but also gave a lot of presentations himself in middle-schools and high schools, to raise awareness about Cambodian issues. On his side, Mr. Pheap has acquired knowledge on the different ways to educate children (giving them more freedom of speech, asking them to have an active participation in the class) and on new communication tools with stakeholders.
The next phase of this partnership will take place in 2013. Around June a group of 10 students will come to Cambodia with their teachers for two weeks to have the opportunity to learn about what are the global issues of Cambodia. CRDT can teach them about the Cambodian culture and about our programs on how to help the poor. On this occasion, the students will visit various places in Cambodia, but also experience homestay on the eco-tourism site in Koh Preah, Siem bok District in Stung Treng, and finish the fence of the school on the island as a way to bond with the community.
The new Global Giving report has arrived ! Come and read what we have achieved in the last three months
And don’t forget to support CRDT’s work here
Our Annual Report for 2011 is now ready for your viewing pleasure. We would like to thank all the communities we worked with in 2011 and all the development partners that supported us as well. Massive thanks and here’s to an even better 2012!
Download the CRDT Annual Report 2011. (This link will download a PDF to your computer)
Check out our older Annual Reports on this page.
Jacqueline Lee of GlobalGiving has added CRDT’s current GlobalGiving project to her milestone birthday fundraiser.
From March 28 until April 28, she hopes to raise $5000 towards organisations’ GlobalGiving projects she has visited, creating a positive impact that helps in breaking the cycle of poverty.
Visit her fundraiser and consider helping out not just our work, but the work of other projects in Cambodia too with a donation.
Last weekend CRDT were proud to host a visitor from GlobalGiving.org who came to see what we’ve been up to with the money donated through our GlobalGiving projects… Read more about her experiences here.
Also you could support to our current GlobalGiving project.
Here’s a shot of the PEPY team sitting around a little something CRDT sent over to say thanks for all their support over the years. They’ve always shown us a helping hand and an organisational hug and often send groups of learners young and old over to the community based tourism site on Koh Pdao.
PEPY is an educational development organisation focusing on rural Cambodia. Head on over the website to find out more.
The PEPY Team sitting around their new favourite office adornment!