Global Student Outreach was established in 2009 to provide hands on support for children and communities in rural Cambodia, since that time we have focused on supporting and assisting communities in remote areas. We are currently engaged in constructing a school for 200+ children in the village of Arai in Battambang Province, Cambodia. We specialize in recruiting foreign volunteers from all over the world to come and help with various assignments at project sites scattered throughout Battambang. Every project that we undertake is not only funded by volunteers and donors but also administered by volunteers on the ground in Cambodia. We are currently looking to acquire the tools and equipment needed to setup a full time volunteer team that will travel to remote sites and construct water wells for impoverished families and communities.
One of the major resources that the people in our service area lack is access to clean water. During the dry season, local people may not see a drop of rain for six months or longer, during that time they must literally forage for water left scattered in puddles around the mountains and forests. Often family members must travel on foot or bicycles for an hour or more to collect a few gallons each day to provide for their families. Some families are required to travel a mile or more on foot to obtain enough water to drink, which in turn impacts the hygeine of the communities as nobody can spare the time or resources for bathing. Children often take a shower once a week or less depending on how much water is available to the family. The water that is collected is severely contaminated, often with dead animals, insects, and a myriad of microbial growth. The goals for the project are to raise enough support to keep volunteers busy year round installing and setting up these wells to better provide for the communities that we are currently serving.
Our goal is to raise $1000.00 to purchase a hand well drilling kit which can be deployed with teams of foreign volunteers, this will allow for the purchase of one complete kit which can be maintained in the field and expanded to drill wells as deep as 150meters.
Contributors will be offered the opportunity to volunteer with Global Student Outreach in Cambodia at a severely discounted rate, or for free depending on the size of their contributions. Contributors who are able to come and volunteer with us in Cambodia will be provided room and board, and local transportation to and from project sites where the equipment will be in use and we will supply any contributors with the necessary hardware to help establish a water well in their name should they choose to volunteer in person. Contributors who are unable or not interested in volunteering in person will be memorialized at each project site as we will engrave the names of donors and supporters in the cement at each water well site.
Assuming that we are able to reach our goal, we expect the equipment to arrive in Cambodia around the end of March when one of our Board Members is scheduled to travel from America to Cambodia. He will personally ensure that the equipment is transported to the project site for volunteers who will be anxiously awaiting the opportunity to construct wells for the families in the communities.