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Five benefits of volunteering: Lessons learned from the Community Action Challenge 2017

Today, volunteers are playing an important role contributing to the improvement of Cambodian society. By engaging in volunteer activities, youth can strengthen their skills and support the country’s development. Through the examples of the Community Action Challenge initiative, this article illustrates how beneficial volunteering is for both the community and the volunteers themselves. The Community … Continue reading Five benefits of volunteering: Lessons learned from the Community Action Challenge 2017

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Building a better community: How CAC university volunteers inspired primary school students to safeguard the environment

“At my university, it is hard for students to find opportunities to volunteer,” notes Ms. Socheata Tao, a graduate of the Department of Tourism at the Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP). “That is why I wanted to create such opportunities that would be available to university students.” According to her, there are limited volunteer … Continue reading Building a better community: How CAC university volunteers inspired primary school students to safeguard the environment

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Breaking gender stereotypes: Why a CAC male volunteer is fighting for women’s rights

“From what I have observed, women do the majority of housework in my community,” notes Mr. Ley Men, a graduate from the Sen Sok Sub Secondary school in Siem Reap. “As a young man, I want to take action to break down the traditional gender stereotypes in rural areas.” According to him, women and girls … Continue reading Breaking gender stereotypes: Why a CAC male volunteer is fighting for women’s rights

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Discovering the future: How CAC volunteers encouraged students to keep following their dreams

“What is your future dream?” volunteers asked high school students. “To be a teacher!” answered one student. “Who else wants to be a teacher?” volunteers asked. Surprisingly, most students in the classroom raised their hands. Only a few students answered with other occupations. “Why do so many of you want to be teachers?” asked a … Continue reading Discovering the future: How CAC volunteers encouraged students to keep following their dreams

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Protecting women’s health: How CAC volunteers equipped 50 female villagers with solutions to gynecological issues

“Many women, especially those in rural areas, experience a gynecological health problem, but they tend to ignore it, considering it a problem that adult women normally face,” notes Ms. Monalisa Khun, one of the CAC volunteers who initiated a project to tackle gynecological health for women in rural areas. “Even though some of them know … Continue reading Protecting women’s health: How CAC volunteers equipped 50 female villagers with solutions to gynecological issues

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CAC Book Charity: How 100 unwanted books were donated to help children in a remote area

Deep in the forest is a small school decorated with a large Cambodian flag on its outer wall. Upon approaching the mural, newcomers are always surprised to realize that it is made entirely of plastic waste. The school’s director wanted to show the children how valuable trash can be if used creatively. The Coconut Kirirom … Continue reading CAC Book Charity: How 100 unwanted books were donated to help children in a remote area

The CAC recycling revolution: how plastic bottles are used to prevent from littering

“When I was a child, I was very poor. I had no parents, living with my grandmother. Since then, my dream has been to support poor children like me because I do not want other children experience the same situation. I believe that by doing volunteering, I will be able to achieve my dream someday.” … Continue reading The CAC recycling revolution: how plastic bottles are used to prevent from littering

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See how CAC volunteers helped improve literacy of 68 children at Track primary school

In a villager’s house, I heard loud voice of children repeating Khmer numbers after a teacher. One little boy was asked to say numbers in front of all, but he remained silent, just pointing out a number written on a board. Someone told me, “He cannot speak by nature.” I did not know what would … Continue reading See how CAC volunteers helped improve literacy of 68 children at Track primary school