Distribution of Materials in Som Roung Village

Continuing on from a distribution project started back in Spring 2013, SCAO has adapted its distribution of materials to the poorer families in Som Roung Village. The project started off by distributing rice and fish sauce to families. Now we have had more donations of various different materials from all over the world.

Fifty of the more vulnerable families in Som Roung were invited to SCAO II on Sunday the 17th of August. At 8am as the volunteers started to organize the materials, the families started to gather around the school. It was organized that the families would receive clothing that was donated by various volunteers who had worked with SCAO previously. These items of clothing ranged from young infants to adult clothes in both men’s and women’s styles.

The clothing accompanied the main material bag that the families would receive.
This bag contained the following:
5 bars of soap
toothbrushes
toothpaste
1 mosquito net

With the rainy season approaching within a month, these items will be essential to the families in the village. With the rising water, comes stagnant water and stagnant water is an ideal breathing ground for mosquitoes. Malaria is not a major concern in Cambodia, but Dengue Fever is. Dengue Fever cannot be treated and there is no medicine or vaccination you can take to prevent it. However, through the correct use of a mosquito net you can reduce the risk of a mosquito biting you or your family. Mosquito nets are a highly valued household item that is essential for a family living in rural Cambodia.

SCAO would like to thank the following for their generous donations that helped to make this project a success:
Rotary Club Phnom Penh in conjunction with other Rotary Clubs worldwide.
Jean and James Downey
Rebekka Nagy
Kathy Walsh
Nicola Corless
KPMG Singapore
CIA FIRST International School, Phnom Penh

This distribution project is something that we would like to keep running long into the future. If you would like to get involved or if you would like to donate items to SCAO please do not hesitate to contact us through email: info@savechildreninasia.org

2 thoughts on “Distribution of Materials in Som Roung Village

  1. Hell Peter,
    I’m heading to Phnom Penh at the end of October, would love to come out to Som Roung for a few days. Is there any accommodation in the village or will I have to stay in Phnom Penh?

    Cheers

    Ian

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