Hope For Happiness School and the Cambodian Weaving Village Angtasom Water Project – Cambodia
Angtasom, Tram Kak District, Takeo Province, Cambodia
Angtasom is a town in Cambodia along National Road 3, halfway between the popular tourist destinations of Phnom Penh and Kampot. Because of the town’s location and relative ease of transportation, it has become a destination for visitors who are looking to experience Cambodia in its true sense.
Siphen Meas has been running a homestay and private English class out of her house for many years with the support of various NGOs. She and her partners have recently built a new classroom as well as a work space for another project, the Cambodian Weaving Village (CWV).
CWV started with 8 women, training them on traditional Khmer weaving. The objective of the weaving center is to empower unemployed women to generate income for themselves and their families.
During the dry season, the school and work space do not have sufficient water for drinking, watering the gardens, and keeping the bathrooms sanitary.
This project is to expand the water storage capacity at the Hope for Happiness School and Cambodian Weaving Village by installing a 5,000- liter water storage tank and the necessary piping, collection system, and hardware.
The implementation was planned with, and will be managed by, Siphen Meas and her husband.
Project funds will be used to purchase materials, including the plastic storage tank, piping, and hardware, and to pay for skilled labor to do the construction.
Unskilled labor, including transportation and preparing the site, will be provided by the school staff and a few community members who have agreed to donate their time to the project.
On site there is already a concrete ring built upon which the storage tank will be placed.
CWV will provide additional labor costs for the construction.
45 students, 3 teachers, 10 families, and all the visitors to the school and weaving village will benefit from the project.
Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
This project will be implemented under the direction of Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (RPCV) Stewart Mills, who served in Cambodia from 2011 to 2013, and Stacy Biggs, a presently serving Volunteer.
Monitoring and Maintenance
Siphen Meas and CWV will maintain the project in collaboration with the then-serving PCVs in the community.
Water collected during the rainy season will be available for use during the dry season. This will improve the health and wellbeing of the participants and their families and improve the potential for economic gain from the products they produce.
It is anticipated that the project will lead to future needed improvements to support the work of the school.
This project has been funded by WHOLE WORLD Water as part of the Water Charity WHOLE WORLD Water Program – Cambodia.
The project is being implemented as part of the Water Charity WHOLE WORLD Water Program – Cambodia. Donations to continue the overall program are being accepted on the program page.
This project has been finished. To read about the conclusion of the project, CLICK HERE.