We are working to help creating a better future for our beloved Cambodians. As Malaysians, we aspire to see our neighbours in Cambodia enjoying good socioeconomic prosperity as much as we do in the spirit of one big ASEAN family.
This mini project is also a follow-up initiative to the previous MyCorps Mission 2 projects in Kampong Kdei, Siem Riep. In December 2016, this awesome and inspiring group of volunteers completed the construction of a pre-school building, 3 latrine units, a playground site and a fencing that separates both the pond area and the school site. This whole project was designed in such a way that a simple and ideal social development model of a society be based on four main aspects; education, hygiene, entertainment and safety. This project was considered as a huge success.
According to "Opportunity Cambodia", the building would be utilised as an "Early Childhood and Maternal Education". The pre-school teaching programme is expected to start at the beginning of 2017 to provide training and basic hygiene, nutrition and baby care for the mothers. Please see: http://opportunitycambodia.org.au/what-we-do/
In this follow-up initiative, I hope to do a lot more of community engagement with the local villagers and administrators as well as doing some video and photo documentation of the projects completed last December 2016. I will be thoroughly assessing the extent to which these projects have benefited the local community. In addition to that, I hope to understand their aspiration and hope as well gauging other urgent socioeconomic needs. For instance, how has the condition of the previously fixed local road been so far? Has it been helping the local villagers to move in and out from their village to the main market area? What are some of the inspiring stories from Kampong Kdei that we can get to be shared with the MyCorps Mission 2 volunteers?
Having said that, there are three things that I am going to do there throughout my stay in Cambodia:
1. Distributing education essentials to the children in Kampong Kdei, Siem Riep with the funding from the public and other interested parties.
2. Starting on journalistic works to understand the aspirations of local Cambodians to see a more prosperous Cambodia
3. Volunteering as a teacher, teaching English, Mathematics and Economics to the students in Siem Riep
I will be working together with Cambodia Education and Development Fund (CEDF) with regard to the teaching activities. I hope that this collaboration will create a pathway for more young Malaysians, and of course for the MyCorps Cambodia Mission alumni to come back and serve the local Cambodians to create more positive changes.
On a slightly different note, I wish to share some good news! I just completed Ho Chi Minh City Marathon on the 15th January 2017 (Sunday) in 5 hours 33 minutes. Note: Please go to link http://www.hcmcrun.com/result-hcmcrun2017.html and click on "Preliminary Result". My bib number is 1438 ! :)
Just to let you know that Ho Chi Minh City Marathon is a fundraising effort to help buying those education essentials such as books, stationaries, school uniform etc. for the kids in Kampong Kdei, Siem Riep.
And this fundraising is still ongoing! Donation can be banked in to my personal Maybank account; Acc. no.: 162375751943 (Muhammad Siraj bin Abdul Aziz). As this is a personal bank account, it will be helpful if you can write reference to it (such your name and purpose of donation, or can simply write "donation for kids"). And once the transaction is done, please let me know how much is the donation and when did the transaction take place.
And once again, thank you so very much for your generous support!
For more information about this whole #MisiKembojaSiraj mission, please keep in touch personally with me via whatsapp at +601151758427 or FB messenger or via Instagram (@sirajabdaziz) private message.
Stay tuned for more updates!
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Early Childhood and Maternal Education
Siem Reap Province
GPS Coordinates: 13.1199390, 104.3400980
14 Jan 2017 09:00 am (Saturday)
03 Mar 2017 06:00 pm (Friday)
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