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CAMBODIA – Siem Reap

This dump project is active and run by our partners Friends International

Siem Reap rubbish dump is located 45 minutes outside of the city. It covers 2,700 sq meters and is home for 68 families. There are approximately 224 people who work on the dump site and many of these were under the age of 16. The dump has small shacks built around the edge of the site with a filthy lake on one side with steep slopes all around it –  with no barriers or warning signs –  which the adults and children have to climb down to get to the rubbish. There are fires everywhere to burn down the old rubbish to access the metals at the bottom, resulting in dense smoke across the whole area.

Small Steps Project delivered a Phase 1 Shoe Distribution, as well as clothes and emergency aid, working with a local NGO, Friends International, who run the Anlong Pi/Kaylian Mith centre, located 150m from the dump. It is open to all of the inhabitants of the dump and provides clean water, toilets, washing facilities, a creche, kitchen facilities, schooling, a medical centre, counselling and a provisions swap where they can swap their old worn out boots and gloves for new ones.In addition we delivered a shoe and uniform distribution to over 500 children with ODA, (Orphans & Disabled Arts Association), who not only have a day and residential centre but also deliver outreach education projects at six remote village schools. and the surrounding villages.

1) Provided a school bus to transport the older children to the Friends International school & vocational training centre.

2) Provided a nursery nurse to set up nursery provisions and routines at six rural schools.

3) Provided a nursery nurse to set up a nursery provision and routine at ODA.

To read the project blogs click on the links below:
Siem Reap Dump
Siem Reap Dump
Friends International Project