Community Development in Cambodia - Voluntary School Building Project by Hong Kong Engineers
Project by : Engineers Without Borders Hong Kong
Engineers Without Borders (Hong Kong) is working with Aide et Action (Hong Kong) to build schools and community center facilities in Kandal Province in Cambodia (about 2 hours drive from Phnom Penh). After several months of preparation, our voluntary engineers already completed the site visit in October 2017 and designed the engineering drawings responding to local needs. Local construction workers will be hired to build schools, in order to provide local employment opportunities and create a win-win situation.
Upgrade the facilities at the iLead Community Center
There is currently no door at the centre. The damaged fence also threatens the safety of children. By repairing the school fence and gates, we hope to provide a safer and more secure learning environment for our children.
Building a preschool classroom
Currently, AEA Cambodia borrows a pagoda next to the iLead Community Center to organize preschool classes. It is located in the corner of the pagoda with only a few chairs and a blackboard. However, it is the only school in the community. Our engineers also observed that the daily operation of the pagoda largely affects children's learning. Therefore, they hope to provide children with an ideal learning space by designing a school blueprint that meets both international standards and local needs. With this school as a pilot, the long-term goal is to apply this design to other parts of Cambodia.
We hope that this project will contribute in the long run. Therefore, the schools we are building are not only suitable for our target group. We hope that the school design can be applied to other communities as well in the future. Since the project is fully on a voluntary basis without any financial funding, we invite you to support us to take the first step. Your donation will be 100% used for the project and we will report the progress of the project to you regularly.
Engineers Without Borders (Hong Kong)
Engineers Without Borders (Hong Kong) is an engineering-based, approved charitable institution, which is exempt from tax under Section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance (IRD File No. 91/9757). By serving as a bridge between voluntary engineers and the disadvantaged, we aim to accelerate betterment in life of disadvantaged communities and promote sustainable development through empowerment of engineering means, as well as enhance the capacity of Hong Kong’s professionals in the generations to come contributing to the communities in need.
Engineers Without Borders - International is working in 64 developing countries, empowering disadvantaged communities by engineering solutions. Engineers Without Borders (Hong Kong) is founded in 2008, supporting projects in Hong Kong, Cambodia and Myanmar. One of our key challenges is the lack of funding that is unable to cover our projects. For partnership projects, the funding is provided by the partner organization while we provide professional engineering consultation.
Aide et Action (Hong Kong)
Established in France in 1981, Aide et Action International is a charitable organization that works towards making education accessible to all. For more than 35 years, we have been working to ensure that every individual receives quality education that enables them to grow and thrive, find employment and support their families with dignity.
Aide et Action Hong Kong is a registered charitable organization recognized by the Hong Kong Government under the registered name of “Aide et Action Education Foundation” (IRD no. 91/9502). We maintain strict political and religious neutrality. We put human interest as our priority, therefore we would provide help to any place that needs it.