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AFC has worked on numerous projects and charities since its conception helping individuals, families and villages scattered throughout Cambodia. Education is always of high importance because of its long-term positive effects but AFC has also assisted with resources, sustenance and hands on labour. Our members and volunteers give their time and energy because they witness how peoples’ lives are improved. They also enjoy the life-long friendships they make along the way and being part of something that is selfless and personally rewarding. Improving the life of another human being is humbling and addictive which is why we will continue to work with the beautiful people of Cambodia and help where needed. Here are some of our past and current projects.
In 2016 AFC purchased a large block of land on the outskirts of Siem Reap to offer the local village the opportunity to learn sustainable farming of vegetables and chickens. This project works two fold by feeding their families and also providing an income from the sale of excess produce. This agriculture and business project is funded 100% by AFC and is a great example of how the charity helps Cambodians help themselves through education and opportunities to become self-sufficient into the future.
ABCs and RICE is an amazing project that focusses on educating local children and supporting them into suitable employment. AFC partially financially funded the set-up of this cooperative effort and continues to support the project by donating funds to cover the costs of one classroom, one teacher, educational resources and basic food staples for some who cannot afford it.
Since its opening in April 2015, Bokor View English School in Kampot has enthusiastically welcomed the wide-ranging skills of AFC members. Working together AFC has helped hone the school’s English curriculum, taught English, conducted science lessons and run classes in hand hygiene and infection control. The charity has also helped with dental treatments, school supplies, furniture, educational resources and minor building projects.
Located in Siem Reap, this facility gives local and high-land mothers a clean, safe and supportive place to give birth with the assistance of a doula or mid-wife. AFC helped with labour on the renovation of the building and will continue to assist with hospital supplies and other resources.
Each time we visit Siem Reap we take an offering of rice and fish sauce to the Buddhist monks and the young orphans they care for. These peaceful men are devoted to their meek belief system, caring for local orphans and supporting the town’s people.